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Subject: Re: [boost] Travis/Appveyor improvements for the superproject
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-09-20 14:28:32

On 20/09/2017 16:20, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 9/20/2017 9:33 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
>> > Travis and Appveyor tests for the Boost superproject have been
>> improved > to automatically run the tests for the library mentioned in
>> the commit > message. For example, if the message is "Update iterator
>> from develop", > the corresponding CI job runs the tests of the
>> Iterator library (among > other things).
>> When does the superproject automatically run tests for an individual
>> library ? When the superproject itself gets updated, or when any given
>> submodule gets updated ? I suspect the former.
> There is a script that, when a submodule repo is updated, updates the
> superproject to point at the new submodule commit.
> All those commits by "boost-commitbot" are done by this script.
> The CI scripts that are invoked per superproject commit parse the commit
> message "Update atomic from develop" and run the tests of the updated
> submodule (Atomic in this case):

Shouldn't the hole boost repo be tested when a library changes? bjam
should just run tests that only depend on those headers.

Otherwise, a library could just break several libraries but we would not
catch them until the dependent library is updated. Or this "test whole
boost" tasks is delegated to the regression testers?



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