[webkit-dev] run-chromium-webkit-tests

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Feb 19 18:27:42 PST 2010

On Feb 19, 2010, at 3:12 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:

> Chromium's faster, multi-threaded, python-based testing harness landed
> in svn.webkit.org about a week ago.
> On my 4 core work machine it runs all the tests in 5 minutes vs. 8
> minutes with run-webkit-tests.  On Dirk's 16 core machine it runs all
> the tests in < 2minutes.
> HUGE thanks to Dirk Pranke who did the work to get it into webkit.org.
> Huge thanks to Ojan and Pam and all the others who have worked on the
> testing infrastructure over the years.
> It still has a bunch of bugs and isn't anywhere near ready for general
> usage.  It only works on Mac, likely only Leopard, you can try it
> with:
> run-chromium-webkit-tests --platform=mac-leopard (or mac-snow-leopard
> on leopard).
> If you're interested in following the progress you can CC yourself  
> here:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34984
> My goal is to get this python version up and working as well or better
> than the perl one and then slowly transition parts of WebKit's
> architecture over to use it.  That's weeks, if not months away.

I like the fasterness and think the new tool is a good basis for  
future work. Maybe it would be good to do a feature set comparison, so  
we can make sure our future layout test running tool does everything  
we need.


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