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Re: [Groff] [patch] unbreak make install

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] [patch] unbreak make install
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:58:28 +0100

Hi Vaibhaw,

> Don't we have a formal unit-test/review cycle around the commits we
> make into the code base? Also do we have any test suites around major
> packages that can quickly sanitize our checkins?

There's no `make check' content for groff, no.

> Or an automated build and test system?

I'm not aware of anyone running or
similar tool on
groff's git repo's master branch.

I've suggested in the past that regression tests as part of `make check'
would be useful.  Old outputs, e.g. groff_out(5), could be under
revision control.  Other outputs, e.g. grops's PostScript, could also be
rendered as a low-resolution image and compared.  That would have
spotted bugs like this one early on.

    groff's -mm macros have Moved the Footer in version 1.18.

I guess there's a shortage of people with the skills, inclination, and
*time*.  :-)

Cheers, Ralph.

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