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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-10 16:14:31

At 12:15 PM 2/9/2002, Douglas Gregor wrote:

>I'd like a least a week before we release, and would also like some
>guideline for the release manager to follow. I also think that the
>guideline should be in some way related to regression testing.
>Should every test be required to run correctly on every compiler? Surely
>not, because most compilers are terrible and that's not a reasonable
>burden. I think we should select a single platform that is the closest
>to correct, and require that all regression tests pass on that compiler
>prior to a release.

I really don't think we should single out one platform. Inevitably it will
look like somehow we are favoring that one over the others. One of the
strengths of Boost is that we have avoided falling into the my
favorite-is-better-than-your-favorite trap.

But I do agree we should have better release criteria. I just don't know
what they should be, beyond the things mentioned in other messages in this


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