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Re: Proposal: moving tests to GitHub

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:01:05 -0500
Message-ID: <50FFD101.2040407@nokia.com>
To: ext Odin HÝrthe Omdal <odinho@opera.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 1/22/13 5:53 AM, ext Odin HÝrthe Omdal wrote:
> We just had a small discussion on webapps-testsuite [1] about the 
> possibility of moving the webapps tests.  I was wrongly under the 
> impression that we had discussed this before (hey, confusion is not a 
> crime ;) ).  Now that HTML has done the move, I think it is time for 
> us to look at it too.  Ms2ger and Robin, which did most of the HTML 
> testsuite [2] move were happy to help [3].
> Ms2ger proposed merging our repository with HTML at the same time and 
> not necessarily having one repository for each group.  I was already 
> thinking such a move might be beneficial to do for webapps and 
> webappsec, but it might be even more simple to also have html 
> testsuite in that merge.
> Robin wrote an email describing what they did for the HTML move, some 
> of which should be relevant for our potential move too [4]. Of 
> particular interest the possibility for having tests in folders by 
> section of the spec, and making submissions pull requests.
> I'm interested in such a move because it'll make our tests more 
> visible, and easier to contribute to.  Just this weekend the Server 
> Sent Events spec got 6 pull requests from a GitHub user "Yaffle" [5].  
> Note that that particular repository will be moved into however our 
> new test repository structure will be, so it probably won't remain as 
> a separate repository.

Before we start a CfC to change WebApps' agreed testing process 
[Testing], please make a clear proposal regarding the submission 
process, approval process, roles, etc. as is defined in [Testing] and 
its references. (My preference is for you to document the new process, 
expectations, etc. in WebApps' Public wiki, rooted at 

Also, what is the expectation regarding [Framework]? Does your proposal 
include still using it? If yes, will there be automagic mirroring of 
github changes to w3c-test.org?

-Thanks, AB

[Testing] <http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/Testing>
[Framework] <http://w3c-test.org/framework/app/suite>

> [1] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps-testsuite/2013Jan/0019.html
> [2] https://github.com/w3c/html-testsuite
> [3] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps-testsuite/2013Jan/0022.html
> [4] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps-testsuite/2013Jan/0024.html
> [5] https://github.com/w3c/event-source/pulls
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 12:01:51 UTC

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