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From: Peder Holt (peder.holt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-24 02:48:55

2007/10/23, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]>:
> Most of the bigger infrastructure issues that were getting in the way
> have now been solved. The tarballs are working again, the missing files
> in the release/branch have been found, and both trunk and release branch
> regression reporting is cycling smoothly.
> There are still some outstanding testing issues, but they are at the
> level of individual test platforms rather than the whole testing system.
> Both developers and patch submitters have been active, so it isn't like
> we are starting from scratch, but the emphasis for release management is
> shifting to focus on reducing test failures in individual libraries.
> Looking at the regression test results, I'd like to call attention to
> these failures:
> conversion: lexical_cast_loopback_test on many platforms
> graph: csr_graph_test on many platforms
> python: import_ on many platforms
> range: iterator_range and sub_range on many platforms
> typeof: experimental_* on many platforms

I added the experimental_* tests temporarily a couple of weeks ago and
removed them from svn after a few days, but the regression test system does
not automatically check to see if a test has been deleted, so they remain as
ghost results. Is there a common way to deal with this problem?


These are particularly worrisome from the release management standpoint
> because they affect many platforms and because I'm not seeing any
> attempts to fix or markup by their developers.
> For many of the other failures that affect a lot of key platforms, the
> developers are actively committing fixes on a regular basis so I assume
> these failures will be fixed or marked up in the near future.
> I'll be traveling Thursday through Tuesday, and will start moving
> libraries to the release branch when I get back.
> --Beman
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