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From: Christopher Cambly (ccambly_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-28 14:01:30

Christopher Cambly <ccambly_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote on 02/25/2006 06:04:28
>> Hi Chris and Michael
>> I note at
>> HEAD/developer/summary.html
>> there are no results for VisualAge C++. We're generally reluctant to
>> apply patches to support any given compiler if there isn't someone
>> running tests, so we can verify that it makes things better and that
>> we haven't introduced regressions. Michael told me in Lillehammer
>> that y'all were running the tests with the results upload step
>> disabled. If that's the case, you could just start uploading the
>> results to us on a regular basis and it would be much easier to
>> support your compiler.
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Dave Abrahams
>> Boost Consulting
> Currently we are only running the Boost CVS line with our
> development line which is an unreleased compiler. IBM has a strict
> policy about publishing external(publicly viewable) numbers with
> unreleased compilers.
> This is easily fixed. We can use our currently released V8 compiler
> for publishing results for the Boost CVS line. That said, our machine
> resources are at a premium. How often would we be required to provide
> results?
> Just as an observation, the Boost results reporting system seems to
> change radically with each new release. I myself have not yet previewed
> the CVS line but from what Michael has told me it has undergone some
> changes yet again. We typically spend a fair amount of time debugging
> the Boost results reporting mechanism on our platforms. This can make
> our results reporting rather hit or miss... more often than not we seem
> to miss.


Please post your replies to the Boost list; some of your questions are
not decideable by me alone.


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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