[webkit-dev] Supporting w3c ref tests and changing our convention
ojan at chromium.org
Fri Nov 4 19:20:49 PDT 2011
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:07 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:03 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> I am, but I'm particularly concerned about W3C tests. It'll be nice if
>>> we had exactly one way of running / writing ref tests. I think we can
>>> easily automate the process of generating manifest files.
>>> The work flow will be as follows:
>>> 1. Write new ref tests using link element
>>> 2. Run some tool (maybe we can teach run-webkit-tests to do it
>>> 3. Upload patch with auto-regenerated manifest file
>>> It's mainly step 2 that I have a problem with, although I also don't
>> like that the test is not self-contained.
> Generating manifest file when we add a test is much more efficient than
> generating it every time we run tests because we tend to do the latter much
> more often than the former.
I think we're at an empass here. I don't see that further technical
arguments will sway either of us. I do, however, expect that the vast
majority of webkit developers would prefer to avoid a manifest file given
the way the project has been structured up to now.
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