[webkit-dev] A bot-filled future?

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Thu Nov 12 15:51:57 PST 2009

On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Eric Seidel <eseidel at google.com> wrote:
> I think Ojan is used to Chromium's world where there is a layout-test
> rebaseling tool which knows how to suck expected results off of the
> chromium try-bots, including new pixel test results.  So he (and
> others) are used to posting their patch for try and then getting back
> the new results for all the platforms.  You can "see" how a page looks
> on that platform by looking at the pixel tests for that platform which
> come back to you from the rebaselining tool/try-bots.
> As abarth mentioned, a very nice-to-have, but not part of his initial
> stated goal.
> -eric
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 12, 2009, at 6:38 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:
>> 2. Can grab layout test results from the try servers. This would reduce the
>> need/occurence of committing Mac expectations and then cleaning up other
>> platforms post commit.
>> Without being able to see the loaded page on that platform, how do you know
>> if the results are correct?
>> (If you're able to verify the results just based on the test output, maybe
>> the test should be cross-platform!)
>> -Adam
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