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Subject: Re: [boost] b2 looks for tools/inspect/build/Jamfile
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-21 19:55:58

Rene Rivera wrote:

> > You might be interested in the work I've been doing to have a common CI
> > testing script. The goal is to support testing all libraries,
> > individually, against a particular Boost version (develop, master, etc).
> > It's Python so it can handle a bit more logic than easily than sh. And
> > it's currently used by Predef for its CI testing. Checking out the
> > subset of Boost that a library requires is something I've had on my todo
> > list. If you are comfortable enough with Python it would be great if I
> > could get help in adding features to it :-)
> >
> Forgot to provide the link: <

I actually did look at Predef's .travis.yml, but didn't "follow the link" to
the script at the time. :-)

Predef is a bit of a special case because it can be tested standalone, most
of the libraries need the superproject and their dependencies checked out. I
also looked at Antony's script

which does check out the whole superproject (and moves the current directory
into its proper place); it also appears to be generic.

I however didn't want to use the CI matrix and boot many VMs when one could
do. My appveyor.yml for instance has

    b2 libs/bind/test toolset=msvc-9.0,msvc-10.0,msvc-11.0,msvc-12.0

and if I at some point decide to improve the Travis script to test multiple
g++ versions and multiple c++ dialects (-std=c++03/11/14...) I would also
prefer to use one run for them, and none of the .yml scripts currently in
Boost do this.


> If you are comfortable enough with Python

Python is not exactly my forte. I was thinking of rewriting bpm to issue the
appropriate git commands. Something like

    bpm init develop
    bpm install -t bind_at_SHA
    bpm test bind

Although I have a deadline incoming and I should really stop fiddling with
this while Rome burns. :-)

By the way, do we really need to package a release on every commit to
develop? :-)

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