[webkit-dev] No coverage of pixel tests

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Sep 9 16:54:48 PDT 2013

I'd love to see pixel tests being re-enabled on Mac port.

However, we're currently experiencing some color profiling issues with
reftests so we'll probably need to resolve that before we can re-enable
pixel tests.

- R. Niwa

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Robert Hogan <robhogan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> Since Blink forked none of the build bots are running pixel tests.
> This means that we are not catching painting regressions where the
> rendertree text dump is unaffected by the regression.
> Given that in the vast majority of cases a rebaseline to the pixel result
> also entails a rebaseline to the rendertree result and vice versa the
> additional overhead of enabling pixel tests and keeping them up to date is
> not the 'current effort x 2'. In most cases the rebaselining needs to be
> done anyway, the rebaseliner just needs to update the png result while
> they're at it.
> So are we likely to see this situation change in the near future?
> If not, reviewers and patch authors take note I guess!
> Thanks,
> Robert
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