[webkit-dev] LayoutTest failures on Windows due to fonts/metric (yet again, any update?)

Dan Bernstein mitz at apple.com
Wed Apr 6 15:15:02 PDT 2011

On Apr 6, 2011, at 3:11 PM, Pere Martir wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Adam Roben <aroben at apple.com> wrote:
>> It's possible that you need the fonts from a specific version of Mac OS X. I don't know what version that would be, though.
> What if I want to submit a patch and I am working on Windows ?
> Switching to Mac OS X is my best option ? I am not currently working
> on any Windows specific issue, but I wonder that how the others submit
> the windows-port patches without first passing all regression tests ?
> Maybe --tolerance can be allowed ?

The --tolerance option controls the failure threshold for pixel tests (where two images are compared); it has no effect on the render tree comparison, where the actual results are required to be identical to the expected results.

> Is it possible to contact who setup the Windows build slaves ?
>> It is a known issue that it's so hard to get correct test results on Windows. I don't think we have a bug filed about it.
> Should I submit one since I have all artifacts - test logs, fonts
> which fail the tests, etc.
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