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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-24 17:46:22

on Sun Aug 24 2008, Beman Dawes <> wrote:

> For 1.36.0, our release test primary compilers were:
> * GCC 4.01 on Mac OS X 10.4.10 with both Intel and Power PC
> * GCC 4.2.3 on Ubuntu Linux 8.04.1
> * HP C/aC++ B3910B A.06.17 on HP-UX 64-bit
> * Visual C++ 9.0 SP1 beta, 8.0 SP1, and 7.1, all on Windows XP SP-2

Just a terminology nit: IMO these should be called "test platforms," not
"test compilers," and they should include the machine's ISA. Testing on
Darwin PPC is different from testing on Darwin x86 is different from
testing on Darwin amd64, etc. That kind of variation applies to all the
OSes we test on, IIRC.

> Could we have volunteers to run the Ubuntu Linux/GCC tests and the
> Windows/msvc-8.0 tests? If someone could take those off my hands, it
> would free resources to add additional compilers.

I could, but I really want to dedicate my testing resources to a system
using the cmake toolchain, but IIUC the regular testing process is not
doing that yet.

> If I don't have to run any tests, it will free resources enough to
> expand the list by two or three compilers for 1.37.0. The idea is to
> provide coverage for popular compiler/operating system combinations
> not currently being tested. Anyone care to volunteer?
> I'd prefer volunteers who have experience testing on trunk, and been
> able to keep their test setup running reliably. They also need to
> have a bit of time to monitor the Boost testing list.
> No more than two tests per tester, to limit the inconvenience if a
> tester goes down.

Do you mean two platforms per tester? ;-)

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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