Bug 94045 - Windows binaries
Summary: Windows binaries
Alias: None
Product: piglit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: tests (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Piglit Mailing List
QA Contact: Piglit Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-02-08 13:05 UTC by anatoly techtonik
Modified: 2019-03-06 15:46 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description anatoly techtonik 2016-02-08 13:05:38 UTC
Is it possible to create binary builds of piglet that end users can download and run? This will help to create white/black lists for certain features/hardware/os combinations and make game engines such as godotengine/godot#1162 more stable on certain hardware.
When disabling certain feature, game engine may refer to specific number in piglit bugs database, and users could rerun the test to confirm the issue with newer drivers or other updates.
Comment 1 anatoly techtonik 2016-02-08 13:05:58 UTC
Comment 2 Jose Fonseca 2016-02-08 14:19:44 UTC
I build piglit on Windows continously.

It's in fact trivial to build Windows piglit binaries on Linux with MinGW cross compilers.

But even if I find a way to upload piglit windows binaries somewhere to freedesktop.org, it's not trivial to run: end users would also need to install Python, and a bunch of Python modules.

One could try to bundle Python Windows binaries and modules too, but that's a lot of work.  I think the best is to take the indidual test .exe and .dll and data files, and explain how to invoke the test directly (without the Python framework.)

But all things considered, I'm afraid making it easier for non-technical Windows end users to run Piglit seems a huge time sink, and give no return.

I think that projects like godotengine can and should accomplish this on their own:

- build piglit for Windows (e.g., using Mingw)

- for every bug the engine runs against, zip individual tests executables and dll, and post somewhere else
Comment 3 GitLab Migration User 2019-03-06 15:46:57 UTC
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