Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Regression testing modular Boost
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-17 13:25:15
on Sun Dec 16 2012, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot-AT-gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Starting a new thread - this is far to important to bury in the long
>> documentation thread!
>> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
>> >What is the procedure that testers will follow?
>> I've been assuming testers will follow the same general procedure. But
>> other than verifying that hand-invoked b2 runs tests as expected,
>> nothing else has been done that I'm aware of.
> By that you mean invoking b2 on what project? Did you run anything before
> that to set up the tree? Did you run b2 in the boost-root/status directory?
> Or to simplify the question.. What precisely has been done already? As I
> don't want to duplicate effort.
>> > Is there documentation equivalent to <
>> > http://www.boost.org/development/running_regression_tests.html> for the
>> > setup?
>> None yet. I've been assuming we will just update
>> > What changes to the current tools need to happen to the adjust to
>> > the new setup?
>> As a first cut, branch the current tools and convert any code that
>> currently uses svn commands to use git commands.
> Hm.. That's barely a step :-\ ..And there's no need to branch. The tools
> already support multiple transport methods so we can just add another.
> Which brings me to one of the transport methods regression testing
> currently supports.. Downloading the current trunk/release as a ZIP
> archive. I was hoping to use the github facility that exists for
> downloading ZIPs of the repos. But unfortunately I couldn't make it
> attached the contents of the indirect references to the library
That's right, unfortunately. However, we can get the exact URLs of the
ZIP files from the GitHub API. I've recently done some scripting with
In fact, I think someone has coded up what's needed to make a monolithic
> Hence the complexity of supporting testing with ZIPs is now a
> magnitude larger as it means dealing with fetching more than a hundred
> individual repos :-(
>> But before any testing is done, it would be helpful if Boost.Build was
>> updated to handle the generation of boost-root/boost header file
>> links, rather than relying on the workaround cmake script.
> Well.. In an ideal world it would be possible to have a fully integrated
> "monolithic" repo that the testers can just use as that is the simplest and
> likely most repliable path. But, alas, this hope of mine was essentially
> dismissed during the DVCS/git discussions.
This isn't about DVCS but about whether we're going to have real
>> Do you feel comfortable enough with git to handle the conversion?
> I am familiar with DVCS concepts.. And intimately versed in VCS systems.
> But, no, I am not comfortable with git command specifics. And frankly.. I
> don't want to be.
Let's work together; I can help with that stuff if necessary.
-- Dave Abrahams BoostPro Computing Software Development Training http://www.boostpro.com Clang/LLVM/EDG Compilers C++ Boost