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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-25 11:34:47


Vladimir Prus wrote:
> As everybody noticed, the state of Boost regression tests
> is pretty chaotic at the moment. We have thousands of
> error reports, some of them can be tracked to issues
> in regression testing tools, and some of them can be tracked
> to issues in tester's configurations. It's completely
> impossible to do anything with 2000 error reports without
> some organized effort.


> Can we all agree on the following:
> 1. No commits to libraries code on RC branch whatsoever.
> 2. All patches to regression testing tools and Boost.Build
> code on RC should be posted to main boost mailing list, so
> that everybody knows what's being changed.

Please add a cc to the testing list.

> 3. No changes in tester's configurations whatsoever, unless
> explicitly asked for.

Vladimir are you going to be the person in charge of this? I.e. *no*
changes unless you ask for them? I think it's important that there is
one person.

> 4. No new testers whatsoever.
> I think that with those agreements, it would take me
> less than a week to stabilize regression results from
> Martin Wille (who is historically known to have no
> local misconfigurations), and knowing that regression system
> itself works, we can effectively decide what to do with
> other issues -- including those showing up in configurations that
> were not previously tested.

If it's not clear by now I completely agree with this strategy. Thanks
Vladimir for taking care of this.


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