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Subject: Re: [boost] Enhancing regression tests summary
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-10-31 10:58:48

On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM, Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz_at_[hidden]
> wrote:

> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> So I developed a simple program downloading summaries, test logs and
>> saving
>> the
>>> enhanced result.
>>> You may check it out here:
>> Neat :-)

>> I'd certainly find this very helpful when checking the Boost.Math test
>> monster
>> matrix.
> Yes, it's big and various kind of errors can be found there.
> FYI, it has some new features.
> It can keep a log about the tests previously detected as failing and
> generate a report about new failures.
> It's also possible to send an email containing this report (to many
> recipients). It uses SMTP without authentication and e.g. Google throws
> such messages into SPAM, but a filter can be set for them. Alternatively
> SPF record could be configured in the machine's domain but I haven't played
> with it. Some local SMTP server could also probably work. Currently the
> mailing configuration must be placed in the file mail.cfg containing
> per-line settings (see the example in the repo).
> So if run periodically the program should notify about new regressions.

That's also very helpful!

The big question in my mind is whether we should enhance the current
regression testing system or start fresh using one of the continuous
integration frameworks?


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