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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Parallel Builds on Windows
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-08 11:08:28

on Sun Feb 08 2009, Bill Hoffman <> wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 6:58 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> But the real problem here is that anyone wanting to contribute a testing
>>> server will have a tough time making good use of his hardware, because
>>> --- unless I'm mistaken --- you can't automate the VS-based builds.
>>> ...or am I missing something?
>> Isn't that what msbuild does?
> It is totally automated. You can run devenv /build on the command line or use
> msbuild, they do not pop up a gui. ctest uses devenv /build. All of this is already
> automated by ctest. The question is about log scrapping, which needs to be done.
> However, vs does create html logs during the build, and you should be able to use them
> with not too much effort.


1. I'm happy to have a system that uses log scraping if it works,
   especially if someone else is doing the maintenance to make sure it
   keeps working :-)

2. HTML logs are doubtless structured, right? So that doesn't amount to
   scraping anyway.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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