As a Codex designer and engineer, I want to rely on automated visual regression testing to detect and prevent unwanted visual alterations resulting from applying changes to components or tokens.
Following T308447 we decided to add tests for Codex components to Pixel, the visual regression testing tool developed and currently maintained by the Web team. See T308447#8498764 for the investigation summary.
From its README:
Pixel is a visual regression tool for MediaWiki developers/QA engineers that helps you replace manual testing with automated tests that catch web ui regressions before users see them. It currently integrates BackstopJS, MediaWiki-Docker, and Docker under the hood.
Timeline: Q3 2022-2023. We would like to have this in place before we release CSS-only components (T321351).
Fix the Less compiling issue described in T325237 so we can use design tokens within MediaWikiWe resolved this in a temporary way via T326591, so this is no longer an issue
- Submit a patch to Pixel to add Codex components and discuss with the Web team
- Improve the Sandbox page so we can avoid muddying the diff when there are vertical layout or size changes
- Improve the workflow for updating Codex code within the Sandbox
- Add VRT to Codex itself