[Development] Running Qt auto-tests offscreen

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Dec 7 16:55:41 CET 2012

On sexta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2012 11.04.27, Samuel Rødal wrote:
> In the end, maybe we could even use this for a subset of the tests in 
> the CI system. In my opinion, with the current platform abstraction 
> layer we have in place in QtGui, it's unnecessary for most of the 
> widgets tests to actually test the entire windowing system stack. 
> QWidget is now implemented on top of QWindow and QBackingStore in QtGui, 
> so most of the testing of the platform plugins and windowing system 
> integration instead of the actual Qt code should be done there.

I agree in theory, provided that the tests that do stress out the integration 
are close to complete testing. In practice, there's no way to tell whether the 
testing is enough, so I'd rather we keep full testing, whether redundant or 
not, unless we have a compelling reason not to.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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