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Re: Subversion vs Mercurial for test suite repository

From: Gérard Talbot <css21testsuite@gtalbot.org>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 10:26:20 -0700
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To: "Linss, Peter" <peter.linss@hp.com>
Cc: "public-css-testsuite@w3.org mailing list" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>, "CSS WG" <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>

Le Lun 9 mai 2011 18:48, Linss, Peter a écrit :
> I'm beginning work on a management system for our test suite repository
> (it's called Shepherd).
>
> The management system is going to be tightly coupled to the version
> control system, which is currently Subversion.
>
> The issue here is that W3C has an interest group currently focused on
> building test suite tools for use by all the working groups. It looks
> like our harness, build system and Shepherd are likely going to serve as
> the foundation for the W3C wide set of tools. That IG however, has
> decided to use Mercurial for their test suite repository.
>
> This means that we either switch our repository over to Mercurial, we
> keep on with a diverging set of testing tools, or I try to build the
> tools to run on both Subversion and Mercurial (which I'd rather not do).
>
> I think, in the long run, we'd be better served to keep our tools and
> testing infrastructure aligned with the rest of W3C. This means us
> switching to Mercurial. And if we're going to do it, the sooner the
> better.
>
> Before I pull the switch and change our repository over, I wanted to get
> some feedback, so, thoughts?
>
> Peter

Hello Peter :)

1- I used to use KDESVN to make changes to existing tests and to submit
new tests. What will I be supposed to use then when Mercurial is going
to be in effect, implemented? I need something that will work under
Linux KDE.

2- I have been waiting to submit new testcases (at least 17 entirely
new, about 20 to modify) for many months now because of the test suite
freeze. I wanted to submit those testcases this week or this weekend. Is
it already too late now?

regards, Gérard
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