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Re: Point Events test submission/approval process on GitHub

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:47:32 +0300
Message-ID: <51ADEFF4.5050608@helsinki.fi>
To: Pointer Events WG <public-pointer-events@w3.org>
On 06/04/2013 11:35 AM, Matt Brubeck wrote:
> In our last call, I promised to write up a proposal for how people should contribute test cases to the W3C Pointer Events working group, and how we
> will approve those tests, now that we have decided to move our test suite from dvcs.w3c.org/hg to GitHub.  Here's the promised proposal; sorry for the
> delay!
>
> Our main goals are to encourage test submissions from all members of the web community by making the submission process easy and familiar, and to use
> these submissions to create a high-quality, well-reviewed test suite for our specifications.
>
> Our tests will be stored in a directory [1] in the w3c/web-platform-tests repo [2].  This helps make our test suite easy to discover and contribute
> to, since it shares a location and process with other W3C web platform test suites.
>
> We will adopt the submission and approval process used by the Webapps WG [3][4], since we don't want to make test submitters learn a different process
> for each working group.  We will document this process in the Pointer Events WG wiki, and link to the documentation from the Pointer Events
> specification.  The Test Management Task Force [5] is working on moving this process documentation to a central location [6].  We will provide help
> and feedback on that effort as needed, and change our documentation to point to the new centralized documentation once it's ready.
>
> Quick summary of the process:
> 1) Anyone may submit a test by creating a pull request for the GitHub repo.
> 2) The submitter may email the working group to announce or discuss the submission.
> 3) Any member of the working group may review the test and note any issues, or their approval, by commenting on it via GitHub.
> 4) A Test Facilitator from the WG will merge the pull request once the reviewers are satisfied that there are no remaining issues to be addressed.
>

Just wondering if there should be some way to notify implementors when bugs are fixed in the approved tests.
(Came to my mind after few EventSource bugs were filed on Gecko because it doesn't pass EventSource testsuite, but some of the bugs are
actually testsuite issues.)


-Olli


> One practical concern I have is that it will be hard to filter out Pointer Events test submissions from all the other submissions to the same repo.
> To make it easier for reviewers to be notified of submissions without "watching" the whole repository, I suggest that we tweak this process slightly
> by making step 2 mandatory rather than optional.  (Or, we could talk to the Test Management TF about whether it's better to split the web platform
> test repo into multiple repos.)
>
> If the group accepts this process, I'll start migrating our existing test submissions to GitHub by filing a pull request for each one (or by getting
> the originally submitters to file the pull requests). I'll also work with Dave Methvin to migrate the submissions from his Test The Web Forward repo [7].
>
> [1] https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/tree/master/pointerevents
> [2] https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/
> [3] http://testthewebforward.org/resources/github_test_submission.html
> [4] http://www.w3.org/wiki/Webapps/Testing
> [5] http://www.w3.org/wiki/Testing/Test_Management_TF
> [6] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-test-infra/2013AprJun/0066.html
> [7] https://github.com/dmethvin/pointerevents-test/
>
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