[Piglit] [RFC] Piglit tags/releases

Ian Romanick idr at freedesktop.org
Thu Oct 2 13:46:21 PDT 2014

On 09/30/2014 10:05 AM, Emil Velikov wrote:
> So in a nutshell what I've gathered so far:
>  * Concerns that it will take too much effort.
> Dare I say it - it will not. A single build + sanity run takes a few
> minutes.
>  * There is no point if tagging/shipping (distro or otherwise) piglit
> for people that do not know/have the time/etc to build it.
> With all respect - even if all of us have plenty of trained members in
> their QA team, I believe that we all can welcome the little extra
> assistance this can bring us. Imho AMD and Nvidia hardware tend to have
> more (versatile) products, so additional testing there would always be
> appreciated.
>  * But to what end? Why is packaging snapshots of an always changing
> developer test suite useful?
> - Does it hurt ? I believe not.

It does.

People should always use the most up to date test suite.  Having
releases encourages people to use an out of date test suite.

> - Is there a possibility of being useful ? Not amazingly large, but yes.
> - Would it help the versatility "problem" mentioned above ? Possibly.
> - Will it align with i-g-t requirements, without the hassle of splitting
> the tests from the testrunner ? Yes.
>  * Split the runner from the tests, so that it can be used by others -
> i-g-t.
> As already pointed this alone will be more than enough hassle for devs
> and QA alike. Perhaps we can hold off the idea for now ?
> I believe this covers most/all topics. Are there any actual
> concerns/issues that someone can foresee with this idea ? I feel that
> someone may envision/feels that this may cause headaches but is keeping
> low :)
> Thanks
> Emil
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