[Development] failing network tests on CI

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Aug 8 17:24:33 CEST 2013

On quinta-feira, 8 de agosto de 2013 16:15:25, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> Please fix the problem soon by doing whatever it takes to fix it quickly,
> not  "properly".
> There has been months and months of time to fix the problem, during which
> time  the problem has not been fixed. I don't even know how long this has
> been a problem, but it's at least 8 months.
> Any time I've tried to fix the problem by disabling the tests, others have
> put  themselves in the way

Probably because we disagree on what constitutes a "fix".

A "fix" implies correcting the error. The error lies with the test server and 
the network setup. Therefore, a fix implies changing something there.

Disabling the tests is not a fix. It's a workaround, one with side-effects. 
Since we will not stop making changes that affect networking code, disabling 
network-related tests means we'll be flying blind for a while. 

If we disable the tests, to be reasonably sure of not introducing regressions, 
we should also stop all changes to QtNetwork, event loops (QtCore and QPA 
plugins) and QObject kernel.

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