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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-12-22 16:08:57

Jurko Gospodnetic' wrote:
> Hi again.
>> Does anyone know why many Boost Build tests fail when I run them on
>> Windows. Are they generally not used on Windows or am I doing something
>> incorrectly.
> Seems most of it was me doing something wrong. :-) After adding a
> test-config.jam file with 'using msvc l;' in it, situation got much
> better. After this and running the tests by specifying the exact msvc
> toolset version (msvc-7.1) only 4 tests failed (milestone 12 release).

You beat me to mentioning that you need to have appropriate toolset

> Still... are the tests cleaned up before milestone releases? Or are
> some tests expected to fail even for them?

It's a bit harder to maintain the tests for Windows since they are
mostly maintained by Volodya on Linux. I just checked running the tests
on trunk (script I use attached). And I get 5 failures. Which is not bad
given that at one point there where more than 50% failures on Windows.

> I'll look into why these failed and report them together with all the
> other things I noted down while playing with this.

Checking the nightly (aka trunk) builds might be more productive. But
any fixes are of course welcome regardless.

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