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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-31 00:11:38

Gennadiy Rozental wrote:

>> I can feel your pain but Boost.Test is probably the least suitable
>> library to make any steps in this direction. At least for those parts
>> that involve the boost regression testing. AFAICS we need to be able to
>> run regression tests on VC6 for the foreseeable future.
> Do we? I do not see any regression runs for this compiler for about a year
> now ( I think)

Just to clarify if I say vc6 I mean VC 6.0 SP5. We do have regression
tests for 1.33.1 on this platform. We do not currently have them for HEAD.

>>>> There is certainly a growing feeling their time has come, but no
>>>> definitive list yet.
>>> I have this feeling for several releases now. 7.1 may soon become
>>> depricated.
>> I strongly disagree with this.
> Not that I insist, but: why?

Because its successor is only available for roughly two month now.

>> Again I'd like to ask you to not make any changes that impair our
>> ability to do regression testing on 2.95
> Pre 3.0 gcc is the source of huge amount of clumsy workarounds. We should
> get away from it ASAP.

I do agree that phasing out 2.95.3 is the way to go. I just think that
infrastructure like e.g. Boost.Test and Boost.Config should be the last
to drop support.


Thomas Witt

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