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Roadmap : 1.7 Release Status : Test Review : XFails

From: Paul Burba <ptburba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:53:34 -0500

Hi All,

One of the roadmap items yet to be started was a 'test review' to
'Determine which XFail and WIP tests should remain so, and which need
to be fixed before release.'

I took a look at this today. We currently have 61 tests set to XFail
(2 of these are WIPs). Here is how they break down:

A) Tests with an associated issue (35).

The target milestone of these 35 break down like this:

  (8) Never scheduled, i.e. '---'
  (9) Unscheduled [3 of these are marked as RESOLVED]
  (1) 1.6.1
  (3) 1.7.0
  (8) 1.7-consider
  (1) 1.8.0
  (5) 1.8.0-consider

B) 26 tests have no issue associated with them (well there *might* be
an issue, but a cursory look in the issue tracker didn't reveal
anything obvious).

So a whopping 55 tests are *potentially* release blockers (all but the
1.8.0* milestone issues).

I put a summary of all 61 Xfailing tests in
^/subversion/trunk/notes/xfail-status[1].

For many of the tests I listed a "point person" as an educated guess
as to who is best equipped to decide the fate of the test for 1.7. In
the case of tests with an associated issue that is assigned to
someone, the point person is the assignee. For issues not assigned to
anyone, I left this blank. In the case of tests with no associated
issues, this is usually the person who committed the test or changed
it to XFail. If I cc'ed you then you are one of the lucky point
people :-P

Keep in mind this is just a guess, if your name is there you aren't
compelled to do anything...though I suspect we'd all agree it's bad
form to create an XFailing test with no associated issue when we
aren't planning on fixing the underlying problem.

If you have some time please look through the list. If a test you
wrote needs an issue please write one up. If there is an existing
issue that should be associated with a test add it. If an associated
issue is unscheduled or never scheduled and you're familiar with it,
please take a stab at some issue triage.

Thanks,

Paul

[1] I'm happy to find this a new home if it belongs elsewhere.
Ideally I'd like to tweak svntest\testcase.py:XFail() so that we have
a way to associate an issue and a target milestone with each XFailing
test, so we can easily create this list. I'll take a look at doing
just that tomorrow once I get through the items I've assigned myself.
Received on 2011-02-02 03:54:17 CET

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