svn commit: r187332 - head/tools/regression/usr.bin/jot

Stanislav Sedov stas at
Sat Jan 17 08:16:00 PST 2009

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On Sat, 17 Jan 2009 14:00:55 +0000 (GMT)
Robert Watson <rwatson at> mentioned:

> On Sat, 17 Jan 2009, Stanislav Sedov wrote:
> > Was this discussed somewhere? I don't understand why we should restrict our 
> > filesystem naming because of limitation of auxilary filesystems. There're 
> > even more restrictive filesystems available, we couldn't support them all. 
> > While previous modifications looked harmless this one seems questionable to 
> > me.
> >
> > I understand, this is a bikesched, but I really don't see a reason. You 
> > can't build FreeBSD on windows anyway.
> Many of us would *very* much like to be able to cross-build FreeBSD from both 
> Windows and Mac OS X, which would be highly desirable for embedded systems and 
> appliance shops.  The first obstacle to making that work is that you can't 
> even check out our source code correctly on those platforms, so fixing that is 
> an important priority so that the remainder can be worked on.

I think this should be rather worked out in these platforms themselves (e.g.
by renaming files in the checkout files, and so on) withouth trashing our
tree. While some changes could be understandable, the one I've replied
completely broked heirarchy of jot regressions tests: before the names
of files were coreesponding to the options used in the test, now you can't
say exactly what options used by looking at the filename. This looks like
a gratitous change and regression to me.

- -- 
Stanislav Sedov



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