[webkit-dev] webkit test suite help

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Sat Jan 12 02:17:41 PST 2008

On 12/01/2008, at 21:12, Mark Rowe wrote:

> On 12/01/2008, at 20:51, syed mehdi wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> I was trying to execute the webkit test suite after i received a  
>> webkit build which have some local changes in it. I am working on  
>> linux (ubuntu 6.0.6).
>> While executing the test suite using "WebKitTools/Scripts/run- 
>> webkit-tests" i got an error that "WARNING: Your platform is not  
>> recognized.....". Than i made a few changes in run-webkit-tests  
>> perl script and defined the value of $platform to gtk, qt and gcc  
>> (one by one), but all got failed with message as "Compiling  
>> DumpRenderTree failed!".
> You shouldn't need to make any changes to run the layout tests for  
> the Gtk port.  Running "./WebKitTools/Scripts/run-webkit-tests -- 
> gtk" is sufficient.  As far as I'm aware, I'm the only one that has  
> run the layout tests for Gtk.  Many of the tests do not have the  
> required platform-specific results so you will get many tests  
> "passing" with messages like:
> css1/basic/class_as_selector.html -> new (results generated in  
> LayoutTests/css1/basic)
> Other tests will fail, and some may crash or hang.  DumpRenderTree  
> for Gtk has been fleshed out enough that it makes it around half way  
> through the tests before hanging.  I've not investigated the current  
> point at which it hangs -- it may be due to a bug in the Gtk port of  
> WebKit, or missing functionality in the Gtk version of DumpRenderTree.

And I should say that improving DumpRenderTree for Gtk would be a  
great way to contribute.  In it's incomplete state it has already  
helped catch several regressions in network loading behaviour.   
Patches for any improvements are welcome!

- Mark

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