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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-29 15:25:20

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Sun Jul 29 2007, Edward Diener <> wrote:

> We all know it's a problem, but nobody has yet designed and
> implemented a solution. Perhaps you'd be willing to take up the
> charge?

Well, I have the same problem.

Here is what I'm doing to address it.

I'm making some shell scripts to run the boost build / test on the current

This is basically a slightly modfied/updated version of (written
by Rene Rivera) found in the tools/regression directory. The object of this
new script isn not to download and test the latest version in the CVS system
on the local environment. Its aim will be to validate the current boost
installation by running all the test and generated a local table - similar
to the compiler status table. This gives me what I need. That it is it
tells me that the local combination of boost version, libraries, compiler
and operating system works (or does not work) as it should.

I believe that every user of boost in a production environmentment should
undergoe this process. (Actually, a similar process should be undertaken
with all software. Commercial software usually includes a series of tests
and demos that the user can can run to verify that everything works as it is
expected to.

I need this now because I have a customer with several platforms with
different combinations of os/compiler versions. Its unrealistic to expect
that boost testing process to produce such information. Even if it did -
there is no guarentee the the test conditions are identical.

Robert Ramey

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