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    reftests: Add · 363dbb60
    Benjamin Otte authored
    Add a new test runner supposed to do a lot of generic tests. Run it like
    ./gtk-reftest [OPTIONS] TESTFILE [TESTFILES...]
    where FILE is a GtkBuilder ui file to run.
    For a general test named "test", you want to have the following files:
    1) test.ui
    2) test.ref.ui
    3) test.css (optional)
    The test will then check that test.ui and test.ref.ui are rendered
    identically with the provided css.
    In detail, for every provided TESTFILE the test runner will:
    1) Add the css to the default screen
    2) Load the test.ui file and the test.ref.ui file
    3) Grab the first GtkWindow subclass widget
    4) gtk_widget_show() it and take a snapshot image of its contents into
       a cairo surface.
    5) Compare the two images to be bitwise identical. If they are not, a
       diff image will be created hilighting the differences.
    6) Save the images as png files to the output directory named:
       - test.out.png (rendering of test.ui)
       - test.ref.png (rendering of test.ref.ui)
       - test.diff.png (optional, differences from step 5)
    7) Fail the test if the two images are not bitwise identical
    Credit for the idea of reftests goes to Mozilla and in particular David
    Baron. For a larger introduction of why reftests are useful, see
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