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Subject: Re: [boost] what happened to the "tools/regression" directory - and the stuff in it?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-19 16:55:02

On 3/18/2015 5:18 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Rene Rivera-2 wrote
>>> So my question is - how is one supposed to invoke this functionality in
>>> the
>>>> current setup?
>>> I don't know.. Since you have told me what the functionality is
>>> specifically. What did you used to build/run? And how?
>> I've used the procedure described here
> OK. I'll see about updating that to where the code for that went to. And
> making sure it's working as best as I can. Won't be soon though.

Thanks !

I agree with Robert on this even if I had not used local regression
testing but just executed b2 manually many times with different
compilers for my libraries. I test on quite a few compilers and
different versions largely on Windows and less so on Linux. Having an
automated procedure that can test all the compilers I want to use in
their various configurations at once, and then show me the regression
tests results locally, seems much better than what I do manually, even
if though I have my own command files both on Windows and Linux to make
things easier for myself.

> Also, note that the code for that tool is now at <
>>. And
> IIRC it's updated to build if you clone/get the regression repo. But I
> never tried using the resulting executable. And process_jam_log is at <
> Obviously something equivalent to this is necessary for every library
>> author. What do other library authors use? What do you recommend for
>> testing on one's own machine?
> Like Steven I just use b2 directly and read the output. But then I have a
> very simple library to deal with. So I'm not a good example.

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