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Subject: [boost] One small step for mankind - was Re: What's happened to Ryppl?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-29 18:35:10

Dave Abrahams wrote:
> Robert, great questions. Could you post them to the boost developers'
> list? They really don't belong here.
> Thanks.
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]>
>>> wrote:
>> In the interest of moving toward a better modularization of boost
>> and decoupling of libraries, I would like to make a suggestion:
>> Can we change library testing so that each library is tested against
>> the current release branch of all the other libraries?
>> When I test on my own machine, I don't test against the trunk. I
>> test against the current release tree. Another way of saying this is
>> that on my current machine I have my directory tree set to the
>> the boost release branch. ONLY the serialization library directories
>> are set to the trunk. So when I test on my local machine I KNOW that
>> when I merge
>> into the release branch I won't have any unexpected problems.
>> a) I don't think this would be a huge change.
>> b) It would better test what the user does
>> c) It would isolate each library from another so that
>> errors in the trunk (wild west) in one library don't impact
>> on development of other libaries.
>> d) It would promote decoupling of libraries.
>> e) as an intermediate step, not all testers would have
>> to make the change - some could use the old script.
>> It would be a small, not too difficult step on the path
>> we think we want to travel.
>> Robert Ramey

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