From: Mat Marcus (mat-boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-21 22:21:32
--On Wednesday, January 21, 2004 9:30 PM -0500 Beman Dawes
> At 04:51 PM 1/21/2004, Daryle Walker wrote:
> >Looking at <http://boost.sourceforge.net/regression-logs/>,
> >I see that several platforms have multiple compilers listed.
> Shouldn't the
> >Mac entry add a Metrowerks CodeWarrior compiler?
> Convince Metrowerks to donate a copy? Actually, we should ask
> Marshall if the lack of a compiler is why he doesn't test with
> Borland, HP, Intel, KAI, Microsoft, and some vendors who prefer to
> remain anonymous donate copies of their compilers to Boost
> regression testers. And of course, GCC is free to start with. Thanks
> to all for their continued support!
> At least three Metrowerks engineers give us great personal support
> on a regular basis, and they have just recently completed an effort
> to make sure their Windows compiler plays well with the Boost
> regression tests. But, yes, I'd love to see testing extended to
> cover Metrowerks on the Mac.
I think that the problem goes a little bit deeper. Last I checked,
there were no usable bjam toolsets for the Mac OS X MetroWerks command
line tools. This is compounded further by the number of different
targets, e.g. "mach-o MSL before BSD", "mach-o straight MSL", and
various PEF configurations (although this last is slowly becoming less
important). Much as I would love to see build system support for this
platform I am unable to contribute the development effort at this
time. After the build system is functioning it should be pretty
straightforward to run the regression tests.
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