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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-01 22:20:39

On Apr 1, 2005, at 8:46 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> Being able to cycle tests quickly on all three
> platforms really does speed multi-platform development.
> If we put Boost's collective mind to it, perhaps we can come up with a
> way
> to cycle tests much more quickly. I suspect we can find the machine
> resources,

OSL has two x86 Linux boxes we can spare (and should be usable in a
week or so). I'm thinking one of them can be an interactive testing
farm and perhaps the other can be set up for "continuous" testing,
e.g., each time a CVS commit is performed [1], regression tests are
re-run [2] and the results posted immediately (potentially coupled with
a script that automatically complains to the committer, as I've
mentioned before).

[1] Actually, it should wait about 5 minutes so that other related
commits can get into the repository first.
[2] Of course, if a test is already running then the re-run request
should be queued.

> particularly if we can make the testing process robust enough
> that the test framework can be started, and then forgotten for months
> at a
> time.

Yes, this would help greatly. Like OSL, I'm sure many companies and
universities can spare some bandwidth and compute cycles but not labor.
Make testing easy and we get more testing.


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