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Re: Building CSS test suites from web-platform-tests

From: Peter Linss <peter@linss.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:03:56 -0800
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
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To: Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com>

> On Feb 24, 2017, at 11:02 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com> wrote:
> 
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Peter Linss <peter@linss.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Feb 24, 2017, at 9:59 AM, Geoffrey Sneddon <me@gsnedders.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I think we're close to being ready to merge the two test suites now.
>> 
>> The one item on the to-do list that's out of my control is making sure
>> the test harness still gets the test suites; as agreed before the CSS
>> build system is just remaining pretty much as-is in the short term,
>> hence it's mostly making sure the test harness pulls from git and
>> builds from there.
>> 
>> https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/tree/csswg_test_merged has a
>> merged tree (note, however, that I am intermittently force-pushing to
>> that branch; the merge commit will always be the top of it).
>> 
>> Notably, the css subdirectory is essentially just csswg-test, though
>> note that w3ctestlib and apiclient are now git submodules of the repo.
>> There's now a css/build-css-testsuites.sh which should probably be the
>> recommended way to build the testsuite given it deals with
>> requirements. Of course, you can always just cd css; python
>> tools/build.py and then look in dist.
>> 
>> Obviously you don't want to actually make the web-platform-tests
>> script the active script until we've actually done the merge, but do
>> you have any idea of by when you could alter the script for it?
>> 
>> /gsnedders
>> 
>> 
>> So long as the build output from wpt is identical to what’s being produced
>> in csswg-test I can do the switchover anytime, shouldn’t take more than a
>> few minutes.
>> 
>> I’m probably going to be out and about most of the day Saturday, but I can
>> do it just about any other time, including this afternoon.
>> 
>> Worst case if I don’t get to it for a day or so is that the harness just has
>> stale tests until I update it, so whenever you’re ready to flip the switch,
>> go for it and let me know when it’s done.
>> 
>> I’ll also turn off commits to the hg repo at the same time and make Shepherd
>> read-only (just flipping some permission bits).
>> 
>> What’s the plan for github.com/w3c/csswg-tests again? Is it going to be
>> deleted or just made read-only?
> 
> We're still a few weeks off; I expect I'll do it on some Monday
> afternoon UTC in case of any auto-syncing scripts going crazy with
> thousands of files!
> 
> My plan for csswg-test is to make it admin-push only, keep everything
> as-is, and add a new "deprecated" branch as the default branch with
> just a README.md so the GitHub home-page of it contains a link to
> where to go.

Sounds good, if you can, ping me a few days before you flip the switch, and I’ll confirm that I can set aside some time to switch over the build system.

Peter
Received on Friday, 24 February 2017 19:04:55 UTC

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