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Re: Test XFail/Skip policy

From: Branko Cibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:17:34 +0100

Bert Huijben wrote:
> If the build fails here at work, it must be fixed ASAP.. not half a week later.
> (These patch tests started failing last Saturday; the moment the branch was merged to trunk)

I don't see a reason why work should be any different than this project.
So I'm not happy that things have been failing for so long.

>> We're not reinventing the wheel WRT test results here; we inherited the
>> PASS/FAIL/XPASS/XFAIL from older systems that have a long history of
>> using them.
> This all assumes somebody investigates problems until they are a stable PASS or a stable FAIL, which is not the case here.
> I think Arfrever can use some help to get these tests in either an Pass or an XFail. Until that point is reached the test code doesn't belong on trunk. At least not in a way that it can fail the buildbots.

I agree -- like Greg said, revert it or fix it. :)

-- Brane

Received on 2009-03-10 17:17:51 CET

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