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From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 15:11:43 -0700
Message-ID: <CAEoffTCLfG39Sh68WRLRe7Xqm3RhpboLMVNkvm52HjORcnJDCg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-test-infra <public-test-infra@w3.org>
Hi all,

I am currently working on getting chromium/blink (and webkit, hopefully)
regularly running the w3c test suites.

The general approach I am aiming for is to pull the test suites in directly
from the repos with as few modifications as possible, and modify our
testing harnesses to be able to automatically run them. At the moment it
looks like we will need to do at least some minimal set of modifications to
the tests (e.g., add -webkit- prefixes to CSS) and we have a script that
can automatically make those modifications.

My understanding (from talking to Tobie and others a while ago) is that we
are moving all of the suites to repos on GitHub (i.e., github.com/w3c).

It looks like we have at least three repos cloned so far: csswg-test,
web-performance, and web-platform-tests (which looks like a merge of
html-testsuite and webapps).

Are there more repos I should be paying attention to (possibly not yet on

Do we plan to eventually consolidate these three into a single repo, or do
we want to keep the repo structure following the w3c's organizational
structure in some form?

For Blink, I am currently planning to create mirrors of these repos
(largely for redundancy and network performance), and then create branches
in these repos so I can check in the automatically-modified files. We will
then pull the mirrors into our local builds and run the tests out of them.
It's possible that it may make sense to merge the blink-specific branches
upstream into the github repos at some point, if I can't stamp out the need
for modifications altogether.

I am still working through the details of the process, and will be
providing feedback as I come to it :). That said, answers to the above
questions and any other feedback you might have would be quite welcome.


-- Dirk
Received on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 22:12:29 UTC

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