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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-14 11:23:44

Beman Dawes wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> I noticed your commit "Partial rework of regression scripts for branch
>>> independent testing."
>>> Can I do anything to help with this work? I'd really like to get testing
>>> started on the release branch, and would be happy to do the report
>>> generation here.
>> I'm almost done with the changes...
> Hum... I looked at src/ and realized you've got something
> different in mind than I was expecting.

:-) My goal is to make the testing tools independent of the branch one
is testing. Since it's a rather bad design to have your testing system
rely on the same code one is testing. I know I can't completely get
there, because of PJL, but I can get close.

> My expectation was that changes would be limited to being
> able to pass in the path on the ftp server, currently hard-wired to
> '/boost-regression'. I'd probably also allow the user to change the ftp
> server URL, currently hardwired to '', but that isn't
> strictly necessary.

Should be easy to add in now that I've redone the option handling.

> Note that I assume that all branches/release testers will do svn
> updates, at least initially. The tarball is just too unreliable.

I'm keeping the tarball option in the script for now, but I won't make
it the default. We'll need to ask the testers to set up svn such that it
can get around their firewalls. Hence we need to point them to the
instructions about that in the svn book.

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