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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-19 11:28:55

on Thu Oct 18 2007, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>> "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> Those of you who use minmial.hpp have to add boost/test/minimal in
>>>> requirements section of Jamfile.
>>>> Those who are using included variant of the UTF should add
>>>> boost/test/included.
>>>> This is nessesary to enable async exceptions for msvc toolset. Otherwise
>>>> some of the Boost.Test functionality may not work as expected, especially
>>>> with msvc 8.0.
>>> IIUC, you are proposing a breaking change.
>> I am not proposing any changes. This is how it was for a long while.
>>> How many libraries are affected?
>> I don't really know. I just notices it in SmokeTest result page.
> Looking at those tests for Win32 now (rev 40170), there are 16 failures,
> which is where we were this morning. So it doesn't look like anything
> new is broken.
> But, please, be very conservative with the trunk while we are in the
> middle of getting this release ready.

Really, he's not making any changes; he's just announcing that he
learned library authors who are using Boost.Test need to take some
special actions that most people didn't know about before.

> --Beman
> PS: One good thing that has come out of this is that I've realized that
> if I commit each smoke test to a repository, I can go back later and see
> exactly what revision causes a breakage (and by correlating the revision
> number with the log, who did the commit). I'll give this a try for a few
> days to see if it works. If it does, maybe it can go in the boost
> repository so anyone can look at it.

How is that different from what's discussed in

Dave Abrahams
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