[Xorg] new comitter

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Mon Jul 26 07:27:48 PDT 2004


What we have going is a snapshot of tinderbox3 Cliff et. al. got
me back in April.  We installed the tinderbox server on fd.o;
it was left pretty much alone.  The server should just work when I
turn some of the existing clients back on (I turned several off
when I went off on vacation). 

I (with John Dennis) hacked the client until we could build the CVS
based checkout/build of the X bits as the client only supported BK
properly at the time.  As I was the one to finish up,
and am not a perl hacker, it is buggy (leaves you in the wrong directory
afterwards, so you end up recursively digging a deeper hole, filling
the tinderclient's machine with logs slowly). 

At this point, we have (at least) 2 trees worth building.  The
conventional CVS based tree built with Imake, and a modular tree
using autotools and jhbuild.  jhbuild has some sort of tinderbox
feature, but I've not explored it.

As I'm not a perl hacker, I'm now lothe to spend more time on the
tinderbox scripts, as it isn't an efficient use of my time.  There
are a number of people who might be able to help at our end.

As to platform coverage, the more the merrier.

We also have pretty wide test coverage possible for the older parts
of X in the test suite (which doesn't cover things like render, but
covers the older core parts of X pretty well).

Even just build testing on lots of platforms has shown itself to be very

                    - Jim

On Sun, 2004-07-25 at 19:33, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Jul 2004, Eric Anholt wrote:
> > Mostly we're missing build machines.  I've set up a system doing
> > normal and non-DRI builds on FreeBSD, but I don't think I'll be able
> > to keep that particular machine for very long.  I've got motherboards,
> > CPUs, RAM, and disks here to set up some dedicated tinderbox clients,
> > but I need some ATX rackmount cases in order to house them, and those
> > are rather expensive :( So it looks like we need people to run the
> > scripts themselves unless I find a solution to the housing issue.
> Do the scripts generate output that we could provide for inclusion in
> this tinderbox?  If so, we have some systems at OSDL that we could
> probably run them on.  If you can point me at the scripts, I'll look
> into it.
> > Another would be to collect a set of appropriate tests (xtest suite,
> > rendercheck?) to be run under Xvfb to test that DIX remains sane.
> Are these tests packaged separately or are they part of the X package?
> Do the packages contain the docs for them?
> > The tinderbox3 system has a lot of rough edges in terms
> > of general interface and configuration that could use polishing, too.
> For the kernel tinderbox (http://tinderbox.osdl.org/) we added a
> legend.
> Bryce
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