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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-13 10:00:35

Joaquín Mª López Muñoz wrote:
> Hello,
> Mslater seems not to be running serialization tests for msvc, and
> neither those tests that depend on the serialization lib.

> Maybe this has to do with the
> fact that on MSVC++ 6.0 the version 1.6 of Spirit is needed in order
> to build Boost.Serialization.

I would guess that that's it. The Jamfile for the test of serialization is
designed to exclude those tests which can't be expected to pass due to
platform/compiler issues. This means that the following tests aren't run
and show up a white space in the matrix.

a) Some compilers/linkers can't build a DLL (e.g. comeau)
b) Some libraries don't handle wide char (e.g. mingw)
c) Some compilers can't handle spirit 1.8 (e.g. msvc) so spirit 1.6 has to
be installed and an environmental switch has to be set accordingly.

That is the reason for white space in the serialization test matrix.

Robert Ramey

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