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Re: Web Platform Tests Pull Request Commenting

From: Jeff Carpenter <jeffcarp@google.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2017 18:19:27 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEfPt+AnJgoE+RLsrj0Z0D8oZBbWgKi8rwpr7rGRS7KtETzuYg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Philip J├Ągenstedt <foolip@google.com>, Bob Holt <bob@bocoup.com>, public-test-infra@w3.org
I certainly don't want to step on any toes here, but I wanted to throw my
opinion out there since I see possible opportunities for saving time and
effort. From my perspective it looks like the project I'm working on, WPT
Dashboard, and this project have very similar aims:

- WPT Results Consolidator: Collect and display WPT results
- WPT Dashboard: Run, collect and display WPT results

I can't help but wonder if it would save time to build this on the same
infrastructure. Adding a couple of endpoints to collect and display WPT
results by revision would be a fairly simple addition to the dashboard. The
proposals, as planned, would mean we'd both be building a UI to display WPT
test results - this sounds like the biggest duplication of efforts.
Additionally the dashboard, being an App Engine app, also has the benefit
of not needing server setup or maintenance, or the potential to run out of
disk space. (see design doc here: bit.ly/wptdashboard-design-doc)

On the other hand I completely understand there are reasons why people
might want these to be separate. I would love to hear your thoughts on
this. If this sounds like something worth pursuing further, I'm happy to
elaborate more specifically on how this would work technically.

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 6:33 AM Philip J├Ągenstedt <foolip@google.com> wrote:

> Very much looking forward to fewer notifications in my inbox, thanks for
> putting this together, Bob!
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:49 PM Bob Holt <bob@bocoup.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> There has been some discussion of late about the amount of commenting
>> done on pull requests in the w3c/web-platform-tests repository. While
>> various people find various comments useful, the sum of commenting can be
>> distracting for owners and contributors.
>> After some brief discussion with James Graham and others, we're proposing
>> a web application that will be responsible for consolidating all of the
>> information currently appearing as bot comments and boiling that
>> information down to a single comment that it updates as results change.
>> I have started a short specification document here:
>> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HK5roexqU2Nd2iTMKO4UM5Gc3b5vuFm06J3E06iGcxM/edit?usp=sharing
>> It should be open for public comment via that link, I am in the process
>> of scaffolding out the application now. I will update this document
>> periodically as I receive comment and make progress in the scaffolding,
>> Thanks,
>> Bob
Received on Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:45:25 UTC

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