[cairo] pixman "Simplify clipping rule" problems

Siarhei Siamashka siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 05:52:51 PDT 2009

On Sunday 28 June 2009, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> 2009/6/28 Siarhei Siamashka <siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com>:
> > On Sunday 28 June 2009, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> >> 2009/6/28 Siarhei Siamashka <siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com>
> >>
> >> > The one thing that worries me a bit is that apparently (almost) nobody
> >> > else is using 'scaling-test' program. As limited as it is, it could
> >> > have prevented a handful of broken commits already. And you can't rely
> >> > on me monitoring this mailing list forever, effectively working as a
> >> > trained monkey who just runs the test program occasionally and
> >> > complains when something gets obviously broken.
> >>
> >> I'm sure nobody is asking you to do that?-)
> >
> > You probably misunderstood me. I'm not whining or complaining.
> Ok, so you sound sour even without complaining. I'll remember that.

Hmm, this looks like just a missing smiley issue. And I was afraid that I
generally tend to add too many of them in my posts... :)

> (implicating that people treat you as a monkey sounds like somethings
> not right to me, but as said maybe it's just a style issue).

It was kind of self-irony. I wanted to say that running regression tests
periodically does not require anyone to be a software engineer with years
of experience, once everything is set up right.

Maybe "trained animal" was not a good comparison, but some automated script
can do this too and "spam" mailing list or report it in some other way in the
case of problems.

> >> That would be nice, but at least it seems that scaling-test as it is
> >> can't be used in such target.
> >
> > It can be easily used as such target. It only needs some return code
> > depending on whether it was successful or not (to automatically check it
> > in the scripts or makefiles) and fix for the big endian systems to
> > provide exactly the same deterministic result as on little endian
> > systems.
> So not as-is, but with fixes :)

Has anybody expected anything else? :) Integrating a testing framework
surely requires a little bit of effort.

Best regards,
Siarhei Siamashka

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