[Xcb] adding testcases to xcb/demo, my brother will write testcases for xinput for two weeks. (Re: [PATCH demo 1/1] make xcb/demo compile again.)

Eric Anholt eric at anholt.net
Thu Mar 30 15:53:21 UTC 2017

Christian Linhart <chris at DemoRecorder.com> writes:

> On 2017-03-20 18:48, Eric Anholt wrote:
>> Christian Linhart <chris at DemoRecorder.com> writes:
>>> [...]
>> Are these tests going in here going to be useful as X server regression
>> tests?  I've wondered where the right home would be for little X
>> regression tests, and would like to get more into piglit for keeping the
>> X server working.
> These tests will primarily be aimed at testing whether the xcb protocol-definitions are correct,
> and whether the generator generates correct code.
> The tests should be usable as regression tests for that.
> But, as a nice side-effect, they'll do some X-Server testing, too.
> Because if you (ideally) test all aspects of the protocol, you'll also get quite a good test-coverage for the X-server. So you definitely got your intuition right about that.
> It is not yet clear how far we'll get though with that test suite.
>> If they are regression tests, xcb/demo does seem like a funny place for
>> them.  Maybe a new xcb/tests forked from demo?
> Yes, we could do that mid term.
> Forking from demo seems to be a good idea. (and then cleaning up to leave only the regression tests)
> Short term I suggest to use xcb/demo and see how far we'll get.
> BTW, who has the right to create new repos such as xcb/test?
> And how long does it usually take to get attention from them?
> (or do I have the rights and I am just not aware of it?)
> I know that I have commit rights to at least xcb/proto and xcb/libxcb.
> But I guess this does not include the right to create new repos...

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=freedesktop.org is
how you get it done.
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