Subject: Re: [boost] Volunteers needed to run regression test reporting
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-17 17:13:19
On 1/17/2014 11:56 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> We have had a long term problem with regression test reporting going
> offline unexpectedly. The process used XSLT processing was hard to
> configure, horribly slow, and very fragile, and those factors made it a
> pain to run.
> Last year, Steven Watanabe rewrote the report generation in C++, and those
> issues have pretty much disappeared, so the process is now far easier to
> run. It runs in five minutes or less.
> Hooray C++! Hooray Steven! And Hooray Tom Kent who runs the reports!
> The remaining reliability factors are local ones like system crashes. Since
> the reports run as cron jobs, it can be quite a while before anyone is
> inconvenienced enough to report it to the Boost list, and Murphy's Law
> ensures that it is always the day after the person running the reports left
> for a week-long back country hike.
> We can mitigate that by having several people running the reports. I've
> written some docs, so it shouldn't be too hard, although right now it does
> require a *nix-like system. I've been running them on a Windows host using
> a VirtualBox virtual Ubuntu system, and have found it to be easy.
> One possibility would be for Tom to continue to run the reports on the
> hour, a second person to run them twenty minutes after the hour, and a
> third to run forty minutes after the hour.
> Please volunteer to help make regression reporting more timely and reliable!
I could try running regression tests on an older, slower 32-bit computer
I have on which I can try installling some updated Linux distros with
gcc, clang, Intel C++, and Sun C++. Would this be valuable ?
Is there a clear and straightforward explanation to what is needed to
run regression tests using modular-boost ? I know how to setup
modular-boost and now use git fairly well.
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