Linux users: please run gui tests

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Fri Aug 7 18:23:32 CEST 2015

On 08/06/2015 07:07 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Python has an extensive test suite run after each 'batch' of commits 
> on a variety of buildbots.  However, the Linux buildbots all (AFAIK) 
> run 'headless', with gui's disabled.  Hence the following
> test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
> (and on 3.5, test_tix, but not important)
> are skipped either in whole or in part.
> We are planning on adding the use of tkinter.ttk to Idle after the 
> 3.5.0 release, but a couple of other core developers have expressed 
> concern about the reliability of tkinter.ttk on Linux.
> There is also an unresolved issue where test_ttk hung on Ubuntu Unity 
> 3 years ago.
> I would appreciate it if some people could run the linux version of
> py -3.4 -m test -ugui test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
> (or 3.5).  I guess this means 'python3 for the executable.
> and report here python version, linux system, and result.
> Alteration of environment and locale is a known issue, skip that.
$ uname -a
Linux term 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:30:00 UTC 2014 
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ python3 -m test -ugui test_tk test_ttk_guionly test_idle
[1/3] test_tk
[2/3] test_ttk_guionly
[3/3] test_idle
All 3 tests OK.

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