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Re: Towards a better testsuite

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:20:36 +0900
Cc: W3C www-style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1051F23C-439D-411A-8E40-A07272793D83@rivoal.net>
To: larsberg@mozilla.com

> On Apr 5, 2016, at 01:32, Lars Bergstrom <larsberg@mozilla.com> wrote:
> 
> That experience stands in contrast with our experiences with the CSS
> WG tests, which we attempted to pick up and run but had trouble even
> getting the build system to run on anybody's machine. Once we got
> something working, when we tried to upstream a fix, the person who was
> figuring out how to walk it backwards through the build system gave up
> after a few days of poking around and asked ms2ger to do it. More
> recently, we ended up contracting with Geoffrey to get more of the CSS
> 2.1 tests automated and updated, because I'm pretty sure if we had
> tried to that ourselves we would have given up partway through and
> just bulk-imported & shared the ad-hoc CSS test suite from Gecko.

Thanks for sharing your experience. Based on that, it sounds like
the biggest blocker for you, more than the metadata requirements
is the build system.

I don't think there's anybody left defending it, so maybe we should just get started with that, then remove the parts of metadata everybody agrees are overkill, and leave the more controvertial rest up for later. Maybe it still won't be enough, maybe it will be, but at least we'll have made a concrete step in the right direction.

 - Florian
Received on Tuesday, 5 April 2016 05:21:01 UTC

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