Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Making Boost Doc builds more robust
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-01 23:07:42
Beman Dawes wrote:
> Right now the Boost documentation build is a serious problem from the
> standpoint of release management.
> There is no way to tell if doc builds are working other than asking
> people to look at the results. This prevents automatic notification if
> the build process breaks. It seems to me the first step in making doc
> builds more robust is adding a boost-root/doc/test directory with a
> Jamfile and test cases that can be used to debug the problems.
> Documentation builds only work for me on Linux. Builds on Windows work
> for Eric, IIUC, but not for me. This prevents me from running automatic
> daily release branch builds. It would be a lot easier to debug this
> problem if we had a test setup.
> Once we have a test setup that can detect if an error occurs, we can
> work on ensuring that error messages (1) say what probem occurred and
> (2) say what to do to correct the problem.
FWIW, Quickbook already has some tests in there, but they are not
hooked up and I only occasionally get to run the tests and only on
Windows. Yes, it would be great if it becomes part of a test setup.
-- Joel de Guzman http://www.boostpro.com http://spirit.sf.net
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