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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Regression testing modular Boost
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-26 11:14:57

on Wed Dec 26 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> On 12/25/2012 12:54 PM, Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
>> 2012/12/25 Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
>>> On 12/17/2012 12:25 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
>>>> on Sun Dec 16 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 9:49 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 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
>>>>> subrepos.
>>>> 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
>>>> that,
>>>> e.g.**ryppl/blob/develop/scripts/**
>>>> In fact, I think someone has coded up what's needed to make a monolithic
>>>> zip here:
>>>> 9fe2fc2cad9bd2e7e1a38d7e5d4aaa**02fb2b4aea<>
>>> After looking at both of those I see no point in using the github api (or
>>> additional structure data from sublime -- not totally sure where the
>>> submodule info comes from in this case though) for this as it provides no
>>> additional information than one can get from just parsing the ".gitmodules"
>>> file.
>>> 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 :-(
>>> Which now seems the only choice. At the tester side I will have to get the
>>> boost-master archive. Then parse out the ".gitmodules" file. And get each
>>> subrepo archive individually. Which increases the likelihood of failure
>>> considerably.
>> If you do it manually, yes.
>> And of course after all that, even for direct git access, recreate a
>>> boost-header tree (either moving files or symlinks).
>>> I repeat.. More testing complexity :-(
>> Again: if you do it manually.
> OK.. What's is the not manual way to do this without having git?

Dave Abrahams
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