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Subject: Re: [boost] [none_t] I/O operators patch
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-06 11:36:48

Gregory Crosswhite wrote:
> On 6/6/11 7:30 AM, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > Then, when all tests pass on all available platforms, you can
> > ask that your patches be incorporated.
> So, I am glad that you brought this up because it is actually
> something I have been wondering about: how do boost developers
> typically test on all available platforms? Do they just
> personally tend to have all or most of the available platforms
> available to them, or are there public test beds available for
> this purpose?

No. Developers usually just push things into trunk after testing on whatever platforms were at hand. Then, the developers check the regression tests results to learn what other platforms may balk.

> I know that there are such systems that constantly run
> regressions tests for the trunk and release branches, but I
> haven't seen any information on the web site about resources
> for people like me who would like to test a patch on platforms
> other than what we have access to (which on my case is gcc 4.2
> on a Mac and gcc 4.4 on Linux) before it makes its way into the
> trunk.

When there is reason to suspect problems on other platforms, folks just post asking for help on specific platforms.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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