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Subject: [boost] Understanding the test matrix
From: Robert Jones (robertgbjones_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-20 05:30:52

Following on from some recent posts I had a look at the development area on
the site, and
would appreciate some clarification that I'm understanding it correctly.

Firstly, I'm assuming that releases are made from area summarised under
"Development -> Testing -> Release Summary"
and development is carried out on trunk, so the release area is supposed to
stable-ish and trunk not particularly?

Is it correct that in some areas there are substantial divergence between
trunk and release, sometimes reaching
far back in time?

The release test matrix seems to be telling me that there are many failures
on different platforms, and in fact
that there is no platform with no failures on all libraries, or libraries
with no failures on all platforms. We just
live with that, is that right?

Do all the failures get fixed before an actual release is made, or noted in
the release notes?


- Rob.

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