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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-24 22:18:09

"Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:

> In order to do this I need:
> a) authority to check in

Please get a sourceforge userID and tell us what it is. I suggest
something recognizable like robert_ramey.

> b) information on how to mark tests/compilers known to fail.

I knew once; I think other people know the answers for sure.

> c) I have a couple of questions that I need an expert opinion on.
> i) the first one is that in order to work, versions for vc 6.0 and
> borland need to be compiled with spirit 1.61. So the a special
> environmental variable indicating the directory path where this version of
> spirit is located on the testing machine. SPIRIT_ROOT. This variable has
> to be set when serialization libraries are built for these compilers.

You should know that your library doesn't have to work on these older
compilers in order to be checked in. Support for those *could* come

> I should say I'm more than a little bit concerned about changes to mpl and
> iterators. I'm very much aware of the delays and difficulties associated
> with the 1.31 release - and it didn't even include this package.

There will be no major changes to iterators. MPL changes are
substantial but should be mostly backward-compatible.

> So I would like to continue on the path I've established above and we'll see
> where things stand July 16 when/if you are ready to branch for release.
> Good Luck !
> Robert Ramey

Dave Abrahams
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