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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-04 18:51:10

on Fri May 04 2007, "Gennadiy Rozental" <> wrote:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> news:87lkg4d5sj.fsf_at_valverde.peloton...
>> I just want to point out that the BoostCon "Testing Boost" sprint is
>> about our testing processes and infrastructure, not about the
>> structure of Boost itself and its release process. I agree that the
>> latter is an important topic and I hope we'll discuss it at BoostCon,
>> but it's a much tougher issue (to form consensus on, and to solve)
>> than is the topic of the sprint. In order to ensure that the sprint
>> is successful,
>> I strongly request that in Rene's session, we concentrate on the
>> topic at hand.
> While in general I agree, IMO discussing how we are going to test
> the libraries before deciding how the process is organized in
> general is like putting cart in front of a horse. Part of my
> proposition directly affect the way testing needs to be organized.

Clearly. And a whole bunch of other things. It's a radical, sweeping
change to how we do things that raises lots of knotty questions.

This cart is already being driven by an ox, as it were, and we can't
afford to buy a horse yet, nor can we easily agree that your horse is
the best way to pull the cart. I hope we can upgrade the cart much
sooner than we could agree on all that, and I know the process of
doing so will stand us in good stead no matter how we decide to change
the release process.

There seems to be, more-or-less, a consensus on the list that in the
near term, we'll be working with a variation of the plan Beman posted
some time ago, which is already quite different from what we're doing
now. We only have a short time to work on the testing problem in
Aspen, and IMO much too little time there to agree on your plan.

Again, In order to avoid derailing the sprint, I ask that we limit the
scope of what we're considering there to the topic of the sprint.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting
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