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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-08 16:39:22

At Tuesday 2005-03-08 12:16, you wrote:
>On Mar 8, 2005, at 4:52 PM, Martin Wille wrote:
>>Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>>>Martin Wille writes:
>>>>- the testing procedure is complex
>>>Internally, yes. The main complexity and _the_ source of fragility
>>>lies in "bjam results to XML" stage of processing. I'd say it's one of
>>>the top 10 issues by solving which we can substantially simplify
>>>everybody's life.
>>I agree. This processing step has to deal with the build system (which in
>>complex itself) and with different compiler output. Other complexity
>>probably stems from having to collect and to display test results that
>>reflect different cvs checkout times.
>To improve the reproducibility of results and make testing more
>predictable, we might want to have the regression scripts always check out
>using a given date/time tag, e.g., 12:00am EST each night. That way, all
>of the tests for the day will be on the same codfe. If it helps fix other
>problems with regression testing, great!

wow, you want me to only run the tests once a day instead of 4
times? Surely, you're not suggesting that I'd get differing results if I
checked out using the same time more than once.

> Doug
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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