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Subject: Re: [boost] Request for a new submodule, tools/depinst
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-11 15:23:10

On 11/11/16 23:16, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> On 11/11/16 23:00, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> One obvious one.. What would happen when someone checks out and old
>> version
>> and the testing infrastructure has change enough that the old version
>> doesn't work any longer?
> Same thing when he does that with libraries - it would probably not work.
>> Do we ignore that possibility and fail in some
>> unpredictable way? Do we implement some version checking and fail nicely
>> but prevent "users" from running the scripts? Do we want to support
>> backward version testing of testing infrastructure to ensure the version
>> checking works for all possible past versions against future versions?
> That is up to you, the maintainers of the testing infrastructure. As far
> as I'm concerned, it can fail horribly.
> My point is that there should be a reliable way to checkout any Boost
> release,

I should have said "any Boost version" here, not just release.
Potentially, any revision. And it should work the same way it worked
when it was tested.

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