[Piglit] [RFC] Piglit tags/releases

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Sep 30 01:44:54 PDT 2014

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 05:01:14PM -0700, Matt Turner wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:52 PM, Jordan Justen <jljusten at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anyway, I discussed it with Ian around Mesa 10.2. While I don't think
> > he was excited about it, he also did not express any reasons for not
> > doing it. Basically, we were going to look at it again around Mesa
> > 10.3 release time.
> How about some reasons to actually do it? I still haven't figured out
> what you're trying to accomplish.

As a quick datapoint that might be interesting: We quarterly releases with
i-g-t. Some of the reasons for doing it:
- We have an awful lot of work going on for shared infrastructure
  (libraries and stuff) for tests. Doing regular releases gives you a good
  excuse to update the NEWS file with a summary of what's been going on.

- Our QA loves to have an official tag for their quarterly release
  testing. Ofc the nightly testing is always done with master.

- We have piles of tools which are also useful for bug reporters, and
  distros package those. Not every reporter jumps up with joy when asked
  to download and compile random crap from sources, so regular releases
  are useful for that.

- We're thinking about also installing all the testcases into
  $libdir/piglit. Mostly so that product groups have an easier way to run

And finally on the topic of piglit itself, I think release for
piglit-the-testrunner (as opposed to piglit the gl test suite) would make
tons of sense. At least it would simplify using piglit for igt, which is
still something I lot of our developers seem to have not bothered with

Cheers, Daniel
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
+41 (0) 79 365 57 48 - http://blog.ffwll.ch

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