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From: Toon Knapen (toon.knapen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-21 03:55:02

This mail is forwarded to some of my vendor-contacts (in bcc) to see if
they would be interested in this effort (hi guys, this is a follow-up on
a thread on the boost-ml). I had already similar discussions with them
on this topic but if vendors run the regression tests for instance, are
they considered to be 'impartial' etc. So this might be a solution.

Additionally I must say that we are almost up and running again with the
regression tests on IBM and HP (I've been saying that for a long time, I
know). I'm leaving on a 10-day ski-vacation though but hope to be back
in the regression business again in a month.


Jeff Garland wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 18:09:27 -0500, David Abrahams wrote
>>I have done some investigation and it may be possible for OSL to
>>provide a testing farm for Boost developers. OSL would like to know
>>what kind of hardware, OS, compilers are most needed. Please post
>>your requests in this thread.
> This might seem kind of obvious, but our current platform/compiler set
> excluding compiler/OS versions is:
> Windows VC, Intel, Borland, Code Warrior
> Linux GCC, Intel
> Solaris GCC, (could add Sun compiler if they fix it)
> MAC GCC, Code Warrior
> So I'd say by default this is the 'highest priority' set. That's a minimum of
> 4 machines and 9 compilers to cover our current set. We should probably count
> on 2 compiler versions for each vendor making 18 compilers. If we were going
> to get crazy, we might want 2 windows machines to support the long list of
> compilers (btw, we also seem to have lost our MingW tester -- did we ever have
> a cygwin tester?)
> Seems like the real variation here is in OS's. Of course, there are hundreds
> of Linux distros so Linux isn't just Linux -- not sure which one to pick
> there. There's other platforms some people might like such as BSD (see
> Not to mention HP,
> AIX, etc. BTW, maybe someone should ask some of these companies to provide
> the tools and a platform to OSL -- it's all to thier benefit if Boost works
> with their platform. Certainly IBM has been a big open source supporter
> recently...
> Obviously the C++ community is going to owe a big debt to OSL -- let me revise
> that -- an even bigger debt!
> Jeff
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