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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] Trunk broken: What happened to test_exec_monitor?
From: Gennadiy Rozental (rogeeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-10-04 16:29:26

Eric Niebler <eric <at>> writes:

> On 10/4/2011 10:04 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> > on Mon Oct 03 2011, Gennadiy Rozental <> wrote:
> >> I thought release is based on release branch.
> >
> > It is. But as you've seen over the years, it causes an unworkable
> > amount of upset and alarm when large numbers of failures appear on
> > the trunk all at once, and people who would otherwise be dealing with
> > release issues now have trunk issues to worry about.
> It also interferes with those of us who use trunk health to know when
> it's safe to merge fixes to the release branch. We're basically flying
> blind right now.

Do you have any particular library in mind?
> I'd like to second the call to revert these changes.

And while we at it, let's revert all the changes to Boost.Build, so I can run my
own regression test against trunk version of it.

I already reverted test_exec_monitor for now. I can reinstate other deprecated
interfaces, but let's see if there is actually a problem (aside boost.math).


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