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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-02 17:14:23

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Doug Gregor <doug.gregor_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > What is the status of using CMake to run regression tests?
> >
> > What is the status of using CMake to run developers local tests?
> Troy's the master here :)
> > Until CMake is ready to take over both of those tasks, I don't want to
> see
> > it merged into trunk. It will just cause confusion.
> >
> > I'm very concerned that Rene and I will have the CMake stuff dumped on us
> > long before it is ready to take over from Boost.Build. If it isn't in
> trunk,
> > then that won't happen. But if it is in trunk then there will be pressure
> to
> > use it, even if not ready for prime time.
> Boost.Build version 2 was in the trunk for literally years before we
> made the switch, and I don't recall that it caused all that much
> confusion.

Perhaps "confusion" is the wrong word. Putting Boost.Build version 2 in the
trunk caused many people to assume it was in far better shape than it
actually was. That led to a premature switch to Boost.Build version 2. That
led to a serious delay in getting releases out.

> Having CMake in the trunk brings us real benefits, and of
> course it will be clearly marked "experimental" or "in-progress".

Could you at least wait until 1.36.0 ships?


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