Bug 97949

Summary: garden-o-matic should let you minimize failures so they're not in your face
Product: WebKit Reporter: Ojan Vafai <ojan>
Component: Tools / TestsAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: Normal CC: abarth, dglazkov, dpranke, jparent, mikelawther, tony
Priority: P2    
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   

Description Ojan Vafai 2012-09-28 16:05:01 PDT
As I'm gardening, one of the hardest things is dealing with failures that I know will go away once the bot cycles. There's a lot of state I need to keep mentally. It's both taxing and makes it harder to focus on actual tasks. We should let you minimize failures.

Next to each failure, we should have a text box that lets you insert either a time or a revision number. Until we hit that time, or all bots have run that revision, we minimize that failure (e.g. show a drop-down arrow so you can show it again, but none of the actual content).

That way, when I rebaseline a test or rollout a patch, I can get this stuff out of my visual field while I work on more pressing things.

We could store this state in localstorage so that it survives page reloads.

I think we already have all the information we need for this, so it's a strictly JS side change.
Comment 1 Dirk Pranke 2012-09-28 16:21:05 PDT
+1. I've definitely wanted some way to annotate or otherwise hide things I've already looked at.
Comment 2 Adam Barth 2012-09-28 16:21:16 PDT
Oh, that's a nice idea.  We originally wanted to do something like this, but we didn't have the idea of having the user enter a revision number.