[Development] Running Qt auto-tests offscreen

Samuel Rødal samuel.rodal at digia.com
Mon Dec 10 08:09:41 CET 2012

On 12/07/2012 05:33 PM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> On sexta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2012 17.12.06, Jedrzej Nowacki wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I think that "being able to run all tests on a desktop without focus issues"
>> +  "reducing test time execution from 8,5 to 2 minutes" = "a compelling
>> reason".
> I don't think that's enough a risk of introducing regressions because we don't
> have any testing of a particular feature. Note I was talking about running in
> the CI system, not for quick tests locally before submitting.

Agreed, we don't want to lose any valuable coverage in the process. If 
we did make a QtWidgets test run offscreen in the CI we would have to 
ensure that we made up for any loss of coverage in QtGui auto tests.

> A "compelling reason" for running in the CI system would be that the total
> test time is too long, for example.

Yep, speeding up CI would pretty much be the only reason.


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