From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-12-19 09:24:15
On 2019-12-19 03:20, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> When I started out in computer programming some 40 years ago you could
> submit a job, with some JCL, on an IBM mainframe computer via an input
> card reader and you were lucky if you got back the result a day later.
> How happy I was when I went to microcomputers and could get almost
> instantaneous results from any programming attempt.
> Fast forward to now, some 40 years later, and it seems like nothing
> changes, despite the great advancement in computer technology and online
> access in our current age. Attempting to run CI using Appveyor literally
> has jobs queued pending a run for days and days. Surely there must be
> something better in this day and age than this ridiculously slow
> internet service. Is it 1979 again ?
I think, a great deal of Appveyor time is wasted due to it not
cancelling queued jobs on subsequent commits, like Travis does. I don't
think we can practically do anything about it, other than manually
cancelling the unneeded jobs.
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