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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Typeof fixed, point release?
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-26 16:43:21

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On 11/25/2010 7:53 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> 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.

Beman, what about the issue at hand of issuing a point release to fix
the msvc-7.1 regression?

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