Boost logo

Boost :

From: Alexander Nasonov (alnsn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-07 12:01:13

07.06.07, 16:24, Janek Kozicki <janek_listy_at_[hidden]>:
> Hi,
> Although the roots of my idea were different it turns out to be very
> similar to well known SETI_at_Home project. Therefore I call it Boost_at_Home :)

If your goal is to test many OSes on the most popular desktop OS, then I see at least one other approach: cross-compilation. It doesn't cover all compilers and tricky for "run" test targets but it has some advanges as well:

- Quick build for embedded devices.
- Better compile-time and link time dependency tracking.
- Environment separation. In order to run tests, they have to be copied to target platform. Any missing dependency will show up.

Of course, this change would introduce two different kind of testers: compile farms and runners. Testing boost without actually compiling it would attact more people and hopefully it would cover less popular OSes.

If NetBSD can be compiled on cygwin, why boost can't?! ;-)

Alexander Nasonov

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at