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From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-01-23 17:12:41

On 23/01/2021 15:38, Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:
> On 1/23/21 3:47 PM, Tom Kent via Boost wrote:
>> I've got a couple raspberry pi 4's that are running tests (slowly, takes
>> 20+hrs to run the test suite...any earlier models just didn't have
>> enough
>> ram). Look at the teeks99-05* (armv71/armhf) and teeks99-06* (aarch64).
> I appreciate your and all other testers efforts in running the test
> suite, but I must confess that I pay almost no attention to the
> official test matrix these days because:
> - No notifications of build/test failures or test completions. Having
> to manually visit the page from time to time is a problem, especially
> given the...
> - Slow turnaround times. As I remember, for some testers the
> turnaround time was days and weeks. For others it was better, but
> still not as good as AppVeyor, which usually sends the notification in
> a few hours after the commit.
> - Problematic debugging. Often the report shows a failure, but the
> error log is not accessible. This seems to be a long standing problem.
> This makes the whole testing process pointless, as I cannot do
> anything about the failures.
> I wish the current testing infrastructure was replaced with something
> more modern, CI-style, as I don't believe the above issues will be
> fixed any time soon.

This is much how I feel - I confess to having been a CI Luddite when it
first appeared, but there's no question it does streamline things.

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