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Subject: Re: [boost] Distributed Boost with CMake: proposal and volunteering
From: Rob Riggs (rob_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-21 09:55:50

On 02/19/2011 11:46 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> 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.
So something along the lines of Fedora's Mock system?

This is a useful tool for teasing out build dependencies.

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