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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-02 08:47:01

On Apr 1, 2005, at 11:20 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:

> Douglas Gregor wrote:
>> 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.
> And you just describe what Buildbot does :-)


> The basic functionality for mine has been running this week without
> problems: -- And I'll be
> adding things like posting result, individual running of tests, and
> selection of tests to run this weekend.

Please keep us updated on your progress. Even if we have just one
platform that can continually build and bother us about regressions we
introduce, we'll be in much better shape.


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