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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-20 18:22:53

"Jeff Garland" <jeff_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I don't think the existence of Buildbot solves all of our resource
> issues. I would expect only a limited number of the current
> regression testers will be able to install and use Buildbot -- I'm
> certain there will be firewall and other issues for some that just
> stop this from happening.

If we get a testing farm from OSL I'm sure we can get a lot of slaves

> Plus if it takes 5 hours to run a Boost build you will still have a
> long delay before you find out if something is broken.

We simply have to get incremental testing working.

> For most developers they would like to see a library focused
> rebuild, which for most could happen in minutes. As an example,
> since almost nothing in Boost depends on date-time it's very hard
> for me to break all of Boost. So rerunning all of the Boost
> regression for a date-time check-in is mostly a waste of resources.

Boost.Build does dependency analysis; there's no reason to re-run
everything from scratch.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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