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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-18 22:02:58

John Maddock wrote:
> Sohail Somani wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When is the expected release for the Boost.Math toolkit that was
>> recently accepted?
> Code and docs are now basically stable and in mainline SVN. At present I'm
> working on hammering down as many test-failures as possible so that it's
> fully functional on as many platforms/compilers as possible, if you ignore
> the "usual suspects" (Borland, Compaq C++ etc), then it's already doing
> quite well:
> Currently the main remaining problems are on Solaris with Sun's compiler
> (Sun on Linux is OK for me locally, I'm waiting for the test results to
> cycle to see if I've fixed Solaris as well), and IBM xlc on AIX: these
> results have only just been posted so I haven't had a chance to look into
> them yet. Other issues may show up as more test results get posted from
> more platforms. Even so, I'm moderately hopeful of a 1.35 release (ie
> before Christmas), provided no showstoppers show up!
> In the mean time: the SVN version has been stable on Win32, Linux and HP-UX
> for some time, so you could grab a snapshot of that. Otherwise the Trunk
> contains the latest "bleading edge" platform-specific fixes for those
> compilers I don't have personal access to. If anyone can help in
> porting/testing on any of the platforms that are currently failing or not
> getting tested, then that would be great too :-)

As release manager, and given the excellent Win32, Linux and HP-UX test
results, I'm fine with shipping the math toolkit in 1.35.0, assuming the
other aspects (docs, inspect, etc.) are OK.

I'd also like John to spend some time on TR1 and any of his other
libraries showing failures. So let's give him a bit of leeway for this
first math toolkit release as far as the less common platforms go.


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