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Subject: Re: [boost] is review system in place is extremely slow? (was Re: [rfc] rcpp)
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-28 14:44:58

Rene Rivera wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Gennadiy Rozental wrote:
>>> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>>>> But nobody has yet responded to the vital question of whether there are
>>>> resources to support a parallel tree to trunk,
>>>> in addition to sandbox, for what we are calling 'candidate' libraries. It
>>>> really needs to have an identical structure,
>>>> and tests which are run regularly, like trunk. This will encourage more users,
>>>> who have an important, and often informed, voice in reviews.
>>> IMO we do not need this. Candidate libraries should compile and test
>>> against last release. We can't expect to sync all development efforts.
>> This is pretty straight-forward to implement:
> Yeah, which as you mention is fairly easy.. So this is for others that
> don't read bjam source as easily as Volodya and I..
>> 1. Create a branch off the last release
>> 2. For each proposed library living in sandbox, add a couple of svn:externals
>> into the new branch.
> Which could be automated, and it was always my intent to do so, by the
> test scripts, and they already operate partially that way. But since we
> never agreed on a structure of sandbox libraries it hasn't really been
> possible. But I guess my suggestion years ago of the sandbox structure
> is apparently the defacto standard now perhaps it is possible.
>> 3. Modify status/Jamfile.v2 to only run the tests for the new libraries.
>> 4. Have one, or more people run tests on the new branch.
> 3 & 4 are already partially supported by status/Jamfile.v2 by using the
> "--limit-tests=*" option. For example to only run tests for
> program_options.. --limit-tests=program_options. And it would really
> easy to add a "--run-tests=some_lib" such that the list of libs doesn't
> need to be edited at all.

Oh, I did not realize this is implemented!

>> 5. Adjust reporting process to produce one more set of tables.
>> Of this, (1) and (2) is done in a matter of minutes. (3) requires really
>> minimal hacking. (4) requires a volunteer. I personally don't know how to
>> do (5) but should not be hard either.
> The main problem is #5. And it's the main problem because the report
> system is not really designed for that. And it's a big resource hog. SO
> perhaps the best alternative is to have separate results for each tested
> library. That way it's also easier to find someone to run the reports as
> they wont take much resources.

Alternatively, find a volunteer to rewrite reporting to not use XSLT. I guess
the display format itself is pretty good, and I did not see any other
system that offers similar, but the use XSLT is clearly failed experiment.

- Volodya

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