On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:03 AM, bulia byak<buliabyak@...> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Dan Kegel<dank@...> wrote:
>> Why are there so many failures there? It looks
>> like nobody is paying attention to the results.
>> Shouldn't those regressions stop development until they're fixed?
> Most of them are in SVG test suite, being the SVG features which we
> officially don't support. While this is regrettable, and is being
> slowly improved, it's not something that would affect regular users of
> Inkscape - since Inkscape has no UI for creating these SVG features,
> its inability to render them matters little.
The usual way to handle this is for the test harness to
have a way of marking those tests as 'expected to fail',
and not flag them as failures (unless they start passing unexpectedly).
Then developers can tell very quickly if there's a problem --
only real regressions will show as errors.