[webkit-dev] A question about new-run-webkit-tests

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Mar 18 14:15:32 PDT 2011

NRWT is in use by the Chromium port.  At some point I believe the Qt
port used it as well.  It successfully runs the layout tests for Mac
and Win ports as well, last I tried.  Obviously it has not replaced
ORWT, but I believe that is still the intention.

Work on NRWT (by me) stopped about a year ago, when we hit a critical
bug in Python' subprocess module, making NRWT hang on the Mac.

Others have worked on NWRT re-writes since then (to work around the
python bug, among other things).

There is a large amount of infrastructure built around NRWT in
chromium-land.  Ojan's comment contains one example of such

I have no timeline for you, as I'm no longer working on NRWT.  But others may.


On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:01 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> As recently as a week ago, dpranke said that he's planning to continue
> working on NRWT:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34984#c3
> dpranke just launched OWNERS files for Chromium this morning, so
> hopefully he'll return to WebKit-land soon!
> http://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/group/chromium-dev/browse_thread/thread/a10ef15234df067d#
> Adam
> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 1:51 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>> On 2011-03-17, at 23:50, Ojan Vafai wrote:
>>> * For now, it only works with the bots that use new-run-webkit-tests. If anyone is interested in adding old-run-webkit-tests support, ping me. It should be relatively easy.
>> Can someone explain the new-run-webkit-tests situation to me?  The name suggests it is intended to replace run-webkit-tests. It's been more than a year since it was added and it obviously hasn't replaced run-webkit-tests.  As best as I can tell it's not used by any ports unless one happens to invoke it directly.  It appears to has new functionality that run-webkit-tests lacks, but on the same note it appears to lack functionality that run-webkit-tests provides.  Can someone please clarify the situation?
>> Thanks,
>> - Mark
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