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Subject: Re: [boost] Getting Started Testing with Linux virtual machine on Windows host
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-18 17:40:34

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:28 AM, Cox, Michael
<mhcox_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I'm primarily a Windows developer, but like to be able to test locally on
>> both Windows and Linux so I don't have to wait for Boost's regression tests
>> to cycle. For several years I've done that on a Linux virtual machine. I
>> just rebuilt my virtual machine and kept a log so I could share how it is
>> done.
>> Such a virtual machine is free and is easy enough that most Boost library
>> maintainers who use Windows could do the setup in an afternoon, most of
>> which is just downloading files, and can be overlapped with other work.
>> See
>> Corrections or other comments appreciated.
> Hopefully this won't cause a Linux distribution flame war, but I run Fedora
> Linux in VirtualBox mainly because it tends to be one of the first
> distributions to release the latest g++/clang++ compilers. After
> installing the distribution, installing vbox additions on Fedora (and maybe
> other distributions) requires you:

The best option for getting the latest gcc/clang compilers on ubuntu
(that I have found) is to use a couple PPAs. The testers I've been
running have all be ubuntu 12.04 (the last LTS release) with the
ubuntu-toolchain-r/test PPA for newer gcc versions and the
h-rayflood/llvm PPA for newer clang/llvm versions.

These usually support the latest compiler a few days after its release.


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