[webkit-dev] Skipped files are going away

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Thu Sep 27 10:15:19 PDT 2012

Last call on this ... I will be removing the files later today unless
something goes awry :).

-- Dirk

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now that we're on the new TestExpectations syntax, I'm planning to
> remove the Skipped files (and support for them from NRWT).
> I have a change posted that will add minimal support for the syntax to
> old-run-webkit-tests in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97276
> ; basically any file or directory listed in a TestExpectations file
> will be skipped *regardless of the expectation listed*. I can make
> things smarter if need be, but it's not clear to me how many people if
> any are still using ORWT so the need doesn't seem to be there. Please
> comment on the bug ASAP if you disagree and would like ORWT to be
> smarter in this area :).
> Once that change lands, my plan is to copy all of the entries from the
> existing Skipped files over into their corresponding TestExpectations
> files, and then delete the Skipped files, and then delete the code
> that supports the Skipped files in NRWT and ORWT. I hope to do this
> early next week.
> If you have any objections, now would be a good time to speak up!
> Note that all of this is being done in the oft-requested name of
> simplifying the number of different ways we have to handle failing
> tests. Also, I will remind people that the new TestExpectations syntax
> is a superset of the old Skipped file syntax, so there shouldn't be
> any good reason to keep the old files around. However, if you know
> something I don't, please mention it :).
> Thanks,
> -- Dirk

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