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Subject: Re: [boost] Master Regression Tests Failing
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-10 04:47:52

On 09.10.2017 19:15, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> On 10/9/2017 7:09 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
>> On 10/9/17 3:20 PM, Tom Kent via Boost wrote:
>>> On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost < Can we back
>>> out this change until we can figure out a way to do it where it
>>> doesn't break our regression suite?
>>> I don't believe there is a way to specify that the master tests use the
>>> master version of build, If I recall, a long time ago, we decided to
>>> use a
>>> separate version of build for the regression tests, instead of the
>>> one tied
>>> from the superproject? Is this just the head of develop? Does anyone
>>> remember the rationale for this?
>> Cant we just use the master version of boost build for ALL the
>> testing - master and develop branch?  Does it make sense to use an
>> experimental version of the test tools to test anything?
> Am I the only one who thinks it logical that a regression test for
> 'master' should use the 'master' branch of everything and the
> regression test for 'develop' should use the 'develop' branch of
> everything ? Why is this even going to be debated ? I have no idea why
> the 'master' branch uses the 'devlop' branch of Boost Build, but that
> does not seem like it can ever be right.

Indeed. Though, I agree with Robert and would go one step further: Given
that the things under development are the boost libraries, not the tools
used to build and test them, I would prefer to use a stable Boost.Build
release, even when building and testing Boost's "develop" branch.


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