[Libreoffice-qa] rr - lightweight recording & deterministic debugging

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 13:26:59 PST 2014

On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 3:37 PM, bfoman <bfo.bugmail at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> From the rr 3.0 release notes -
> http://robert.ocallahan.org/2014/12/rr-30-released-with-x86-64-support.html:
>> [...]
>> - Many bug fixes to broaden the range of recordable applications. E.g.
>> LibreOffice and QEMU work now.
> I am unfortunately unable to test this tool ATM, so maybe anyone working on
> Linux will have any spare time? This could start interesting Linux QA+dev
> workflow (QA to record a bug session in rr, dev to fix it by replaying
> it)...

Auto-replay of bug repro steps sounds pretty awesome for various
reasons, especially for drudge work such as re-testing MAB's and
moving them from, say, 4.2 -> 4.3. Even if we have a real person do
final verification of the results, that could change a 5-15min repro
time to a 2-5min review/bug update, and we could accomplish a lot

I'll try to find time this week to take a peek at rr :-)

--Single R

Robinson Tryon
QA Engineer - The Document Foundation
LibreOffice Community Outreach Herald
qubit at libreoffice.org

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