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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Typeof fixed, point release? (was: Boost 1.45 compile error)
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-25 19:53:26

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 5:34 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> At Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:27:46 -0800,
> Robert Ramey wrote:
>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> > I have just fixed the typeof problem on the release branch. (I've also
>> > verified that it makes the common_type regression go away without
>> > causing additional failures for either the typeof or type_traits
>> > libraries.)
>> >
>> > I know it's not our policy to issue point releases, but totally
>> > breaking
>> > a major header (boost/type_traits.hpp) for a primary test compiler
>> > (msvc-7.1) seems like a good reason to make an exception. Does anybody
>> > feel otherwise?
>> Since msvc-7.1 doesn't appear in the test matrix for the release version
>> I don't see how it can be considered a primary test compiler.
> +1
> Now, maybe the answer is "we messed up by not noticing that our tester
> upgraded to vc-8" or something.  But either way, the release managers
> have to decide if this is important enough to issue a point release.
> VC-7.1 _is_ getting a bit long in the tooth at this point...

The current situation is a total mess in that the release managers
have no practical control over who tests which branch with what
compiler. We need a pool of available platforms, and a mechanism
controlled by the release managers to parcel out tests to the
available platforms.The only tests that mechanism will run are release
platform tests on the release branch. Then there needs to be a
different interface that a developer uses for test-on-demand of
his/her Git repository. Then the GIT push or pull mechanisms can be
used to move code into the main Boost release repository only when it
is already passing tests. The distinction between trunk and release
goes away.


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