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From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-17 23:06:50

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>> "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>> The Win32 smoke test at 40095 is now available. See
>> These tells me nothing.
> Here is how you use the smoke tests:


When this procedure was esteblished? Is it described somewhere on site?

>>> It looks to me like Gennadiy should run the full test suite locally
>>> before committing changes to trunk. That would have certainly detected
>>> last night's snafu before it happened.
>> I already spend hours on testing before I do any commit. Waiting days for
>> the full test to complete will make it impossible for me to make any
>> changes.
> > For one compiler, a full VC++ test takes about two hours on a modern
> desktop machine. But an incremental test takes less; as short as 5
> minutes for small changes. The changes you made last night caused my
> machine to take about 50 minutes to cycle through the full set of tests.

My computer is not as powerfull. I would expect at least several hours if
not longer for the full regressiontest run. And than multiply it by at least

> Most developers don't have to go to that extreme, but Boost.Test is
> special because so many of our developers depend on it.
>> And it still will leave a lot of room for possible portability
>> failures, since I can't run on all the *unix platforms.
> We aren't expecting every platform to be tested. But there is no excuse
> for committing code that breaks a lot of libraries for your personal
> desktop platform. And then no excuse for breaking Win32/VC++ or
> Linux/GCC for more than an hour or so, since we test those for you with
> tests cycling as often as every 20 minutes.

Well. I retested everything again. Gcc with mignw and cygwin, msvc 8.0 7.1,
cw and intel. I'll give it another try and will follow procedure above.


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