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Subject: Re: [boost] Recommend dropping test coverage on msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-14 13:02:43

On 14 October 2017 at 12:41, James E. King, III via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> It looks like a large number of libraries will no longer build properly
> against them based on this report. I'm not sure what the procedure is to
> come to an agreement to drop a compiler in a release, but it looks like we
> should consider dropping msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0. These are very old
> compilers for Windows development. Dropping them would also allow folks to
> more easily focus on failures in this report to make sure a release is as
> clean as possible and simplify the test matrix a little bit.

They can now be marked as unusable from your very own repo, I haven't
documented it yet, but an example that does that:

That will grey out the results in the test matrix, making it easier to
read, and there's no need to drop the test results for anyone who
finds them useful.

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