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Subject: Re: [boost] Distributed Boost with CMake: proposal and volunteering
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-19 13:46:33

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>... Most of what's installed by ryppl I expect to
>> be done in a virtual environment that's set up just for development
>> and testing...
> Whoa! You mentioned before that you were expecting testers to run in a
> virtual environment. I'm really worried this would seriously limit the
> number of folks willing to participate as testers.
> As a developer, I already use a virtual Linux machine....

Nonono. I don't mean anything about VMs. I just mean something like
what Python's virtualenv does: create a parallel filesystem hierarchy
on which you have write permission, where ryppl can do its
installations, and then update PATH and other things in the
environment before running the tests to simulate the conditions of a
normal installation.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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