[Wine] Attention Non-Linux Wine Users

Zach Drayer zach at drayer.name
Fri Oct 31 02:02:20 CDT 2008

On Oct 31, 2008, at 1:58 AM, Zach Drayer wrote:

> On Oct 30, 2008, at 11:19 PM, James McKenzie wrote:
>> Austin English wrote:
>>> Howdy BSD/Solaris/OS X'ers,
>>> A lot of progress has been made fixing the conformance tests for  
>>> Wine,
>>> but unfortunately, most of this progress has only been made on the
>>> Linux end. Most developers are using some form of Linux, so
>>> BSD/Solaris/OS X haven't seen their pass rate increase. But you can
>>> help!
>>> For more info, see:
>>> http://wiki.winehq.org/ConformanceTests
>>> But for the short version:
>>> 1. Be sure you're using the latest git
>>> 2. Download http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/paulm/WRT/CrossBuilt/winetest-latest.exe
>>> 3. Run it in a clean WINEPREFIX.
>>> 4. Be sure to use an appropriate label. For example, I use:
>>> aenglish-pc-bsd7 or aenglish-opensolaris.
>> Thank you for this information.  I have several tests to run, and  
>> one of
>> them is for the PowerPC release of OpenOffice.org 3.0.   
>> Unfortunately, I
>> tripped over the power cord to my PowerBook G4 and may have broken  
>> the
>> power plug connection to the main board.  That will be an expensive
>> repair.  Alexandre has been quite busy lately and I don't have time  
>> to
>> do a daily GIT build here of Darwine.
>> James McKenzie
> I'm trying to put together a quick script that will automatically  
> grab the latest git sources and run the tests.  Just have a two  
> questions.
> One question is about winetest.exe itself - Is there any way to have  
> it automatically fill in the Tag nam along the lines of "wine  
> winetest /tag tagGoesHere"?
> The other question isn't related to wine or winetest perse, but I'm  
> trying to make the script generic so anyone can use it so i've got  
> an "if the user has git, do blah, else use cvs" section.  (I'm on OS  
> X and know all Xcode installs come with cvs, so figured it couldn't  
> hurt to add in) Only problem here is that I'm not sure how (or if  
> its possible) to have it pass the password in automatically from the  
> script and log in.
> Or should i just skip this part and echo something along the lines  
> of "Please install git from $gitWebsite" for whatever reason (cvs  
> isn't updated as often as git or something, not worth the time, etc)?
> Thanks,
> -Zach

Whoops, one more question as well - is there an option to have it  
automatically submit tests?  If i can get this working, I'd like to  
set up a launchd job so it runs nightly at 4am while i'm asleep - but  
if it cant be automated, thats not really an option.

Thanks again,


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