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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-30 15:39:37

At 09:46 AM 3/29/2003, David Abrahams wrote:
>Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> I think Alisdair's raised some good points. While I'm not sure
>> regression testers will want to put a lot of effort into back tests, I
>> think it would be good if from here on out we segregated current from
>> past tests.
>> So I'd say give it a bit more thought and see what you can come up
>> with. It will probably be easier to leave everything in one directory,
>> but have the script display each release separately. Maybe default to
>> current state, but with an option to look at past tests.
>> Keep in mind the number of test platforms is likely to increase as
>> time goes on. That also argues for better separation between releases
>> and the current CVS state.
>I just returned from PyConDC 2003, where a system was described which
>will watch a CVS repository for checkins, launch new remote tests on
>any number of platforms, collect the results, and notify people of
>failures (e.g. via mail or even IRC chat). It can be set up to bother
>the person at fault first, and then bother a different group, for
>example. It looks like it could
>be really useful for us.
>Brian Warner expressed interest in helping us get that BuildBot up for
>Boost if we want to use it.

I think we really need something like that. Is it something we can dabble
with first to see if it really works for Boost?


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