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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-15 12:55:55

Jeff Garland wrote:
> Seems like most of the new ones are bogus -- here's one from date-time that
> looks like it ran just fine, but something is wrong with the XML that's
> 'causing the failure' -- as you can see, the test actually passed.

I have to say that I am starting to doubt that the regression result
pages are of much value at all. I am trying to go for some of the bugs,
but more often than not am not able to reproduce what I am seeing on the
reports page :-(

Perhaps I am doing something ill advised, but the local
runs are strange. I often find the regression hang in a dialog box
waiting for some confirmation. Is there a "hidden" switch to control
this? How do the regression managers manage this? Or is this the reason
that e.g. metacomm is stalled for over 10 days?

Another example: running the tests for msvc-6.5 for release (yes I know
its old) by hand pass, but running them from gets the
filesystem operations_test hang in an endless loop:
0040A7D0 jmp 0040A7D0
(Verified by attaching with a debugger)

I feel like the current situation does not allow to get a clear picture
about the real "health" of the boost library.

How can I help improve on this?


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