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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-12 20:35:55

David Abrahams wrote:

> "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>It seems I've succeeded in getting my serialization project checked in.
>>(I've held back the Jamfile in the test directory pending a tiny tweak)
>>And I have a couple of questions regarding testing.
>>a) in order for libraries to be built for Borland and VC 6.0 which don't
>>support Spirit 1.8 but do support spirit 1.6, the Jamfile checks for the
>>environmental variable SPIRIT_ROOT and if found presumes it contains the
>>root of the directory where Spirit 1.6 is located. This has worked well in
>>my local environment. An environment which tests this library for these
>>compilers will also need to have Spirit 1.6 installed and have the
>>SPIRIT_ROOT variable set accordingly. I don't know who I should inform
>>about this.
> That's not going to work well in the Boost regression suite.
> Tests get run against a current copy of the Boost tree, and we don't
> have any provision to check out (say) an old branch of Spirit.

I sympathize with Robert and I wish I can find a way to help him.
Unfortunately, I can't think of another way other than re-merging
the 1.6.x branch with 1.8.x which is not possible at this point
in time.

The only suggestion I can make is add a note in the regression
result page explaining the situation. Alexey added a note
to Spirit's result page, for example: see


Joel de Guzman

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