[Public WebGL] Initial tests available

Vladimir Vukicevic [email protected]
Thu Jan 7 17:17:26 PST 2010

On 1/7/2010 5:03 PM, Kenneth Russell wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Gregg Tavares<[email protected]>  wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Kenneth Russell<[email protected]>  wrote:
>>> Some initial tests have been checked in to the WebGL repository. These
>>> are basically copies of tests from the WebKit repository used with
>>> permission from Apple Computer and the Chromium team where
>>> appropriate.
>>> You can run them interactively in a WebGL enabled browser from
>>>   https://cvs.khronos.org/svn/repos/registry/trunk/public/webgl/sdk/tests/fast/
>>> and check out their source code with
>>>     svn checkout
>>> https://cvs.khronos.org/svn/repos/registry/trunk/public/webgl
>>> These aren't quite unit tests and aren't quite conformance tests which
>>> is why they've been put in a directory called "fast".
>>> The -expected.txt files are currently only used by WebKit's
>>> run-webkit-tests script, but can be used to check for regressions.
>>> More work is needed, for example to write a harness in JavaScript
>>> which automatically runs each one and verifies against expected
>>> results. Contributions are very welcome.
>> How about using selenium?  It's open source and it runs all the browser
>> AFAIK. We have some existing code to do this from another project. That
>> could would basically take a list of tests, tell the browser to run each one
>> then wait for window.g_testResult to become defined true or false where true
>> = that test passed.
>> Is that an okay direction?
> If it is possible to use selenium to construct a test harness that you
> can just point to with a web browser, that sounds fine to me. If it
> requires command-line invocation or downloading and installation of
> packages, then I would like to avoid it. My experience with selenium
> on O3D, in particular debugging why O3D wouldn't load from within
> Selenium in IE, was not good. We don't need its complexity, at least
> not for our current tests.
> Philip Taylor's Canvas tests at
> http://philip.html5.org/tests/canvas/suite/tests/ look nice.

Yep, I like Philip's tests as well, but the input format and the 
framework to generate them is.. rather ugly :-)

Shouldn't be too hard to come up with something similar, though.  
Perhaps a standardized test template, and then a driver that loads each 
test in a new iframe, one after the other?

     - Vlad

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