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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Bumping git version requirement to 1.7.10
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-31 07:50:14

On 31.12.2013 16:43, Peter A. Bigot wrote:
> On 12/31/2013 02:17 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> On 30.12.2013 23:43, Peter A. Bigot wrote:
>>> IOW, this requirement may not actually impact many people, especially if testing is normally done in cloud VMs rather than on development
>>> machines.
>> Why do you assume that testing happens on cloud VMs?
> I don't. I thought I recently saw some discussion of how to set up a VM to support the new scripts, so I tried to address that.
> Updating a package on a development machine beyond what the vendor provides introduces risk. What I meant to convey was, git version
> requirements of a specific test-framework script need not affect people who do not run that script, and if that's most people then the risk
> is limited. Having a set of standard VM configurations for testing (on the cloud or locally) also mitigates the risk.
> In this context (a git dependency in, I am also specifically referring to super-project regression testing, a subset of
> testing that is primarily important for integration verification. Continuous integration should be a Boost process goal given its governance
> model, and CI is rarely done on a developer's desktop. I would expect Boost to move toward doing regression testing on VMs, perhaps on a
> hosted service like which is free for open source projects and has decent github integration.

I think there's a difference between a model we'd use given infinite resources, and the practical situation - where getting releases
tested and created is complicated. Having to build and install extra-fresh version of git just makes it more complicated.

- Volodya

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