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Subject: Re: [boost] [gil][test] HOWTO set up the Boost testing process for projects with extra prerequisites ?
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-17 17:10:23

On 17.11.2017 11:59, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Or have I misunderstood what you are proposing ?
> ^^ That..
> <>

OK, much better. But that doesn't answer the original question: How does
a tester need to set up his system (and configure the build) for the GIL
IO tests to work ?
In either case does he

a) need to install additional libraries
b) add instructions (no matter whether it's a `-s...` command line
option or an entry in the `user-config.jam` file) to locate them.

So with our current process we need to make all testers aware of that,
or else the GIL tests will fail. (And no, I don't consider testing with
in-process-built-prereq libs an option, as that doesn't represent the
world that our users live in).
It's this existing practice that leads to a lot of noise in the test
matrix (at least for the Boost.Python tests), as there are a ton of test
runs that simply aren't set up correctly, and thus making it hard to
identifying which of the many test failures are significant and should
be acted upon by developers, rather than ignored.



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