Subject: Re: [boost] b2 looks for tools/inspect/build/Jamfile
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-23 19:06:38
On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 5:19 PM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> > By the way, do we really need to package a release on every commit to >
>> develop? :-)
>> Yes, it's needed. It's how I reduce the likelihood that merging to master
>> will still work for the actual releases. We've had enough problems in the
>> past with this last step not working that I'm ok with it running all the
> Now that I took a second and third look, it occurs to me - and this may
> well be your plan - that the "ci_boost_status.py" part can actually parse
> the commit message ("Update foo, bar from develop") and then checkout foo,
> bar and their testing dependencies and run
> b2 libs/foo/test libs/bar/test toolset=...
> which would actually make it unnecessary for every library to add its own
> travis/appveyor integration. We'll just need to route the email
> notification to the proper person, or perhaps setup a dedicated mailing
> list for that, or do both.
Not my original plan.. But I like it.
Actually... we could checkout the whole Boost, without dependency analysis,
> as a first step, and deal with dependencies later. The other VMs do that
> anyway. :-)
Yeah.. We could do that, with the above easily enough.
This does not entirely replace per-library travis/appveyor integration
> because it will not test the library pull requests, but on the other hand,
> it requires zero effort on part of individual maintainers. And that is the
> outdated, Boost 1.x way, is it not? :-)
Right.. Although it would certainly be nice to have consistent CI handling.
My plan was to write a script that authors could use if they like to easily
configure their library to use CI testing (for both Travis and Appveyor).
I.e. it does everything by just adding and editing the config file to their
library (and me turning it on in the global boostorg accounts). I figured
authors would happily add those config files to get the benefit with almost
no work on their part :-)
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