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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Regression Test Reporting
From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-01 15:53:51

David Abrahams wrote:
>> Was CTest and CDash ever tried out to see how useful they could be?
> I think everyone agreed that CDash's presentation of results is not
> really appropriate for Boost. If I had more time right now I'd dig up
> the emails from troy on it, but I think you can get a lot from the
> boost-cmake list archives.
That said, we have a large software project with similar needs as Boost
interested in adding some features that might change that. Of course
none of this is implemented yet, but in the next 3 to 4 months CDash
maybe in a much better position to work with Boost. I will keep you

If you had some specifics, it might be helpful to guide us as we add new
features to CDash. So, if either you and/or Troy could send me a
summary of features that you would like to see, it would be helpful. I
remember some of your requests from when we talked in Boston, but that
was a while ago...

The features we are thinking about adding include:

- extend ctest to be able to build/report one package at a time
- extend cdash to support the display of subsets of packages and

Basically, handle an over all view (like now), and a sub-project view of
test results. So, if you are the developer of package A, you do not
need to be bothered with failures in package B if you do not directly
depend on it. As I recall that was the big thing CDash was lacking from
the Boost perspective.


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