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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] Problem with testing (documentation and building the testing tools)
From: Loïc Joly (loic.actarus.joly_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-20 12:15:48

"KTC" wrote
On 20/07/2011 15:54, Loïc Joly wrote:
> >
> > - It mentions bjam instead of b2
> Well, bjam was only renamed to b2 during the most recent release that
> was released 9 days ago.

I introduced this information to give anyone who would like to update the
doc a centralized place with all
errors reported.

Anyway, when the change from bjam to b2 was done, a global grep in the
documentation for any occurence of
'bjam' would have avoided any trouble before the release was published. When
I try to convert people to
boost, the documentation is usually one of the main point criticism that is
made. It is quite extensive,
but not really beginners-oriented (although is continuously improves), and
too often outdated (mostly the
getting started, regression tests and other parts not directly linked to a
specific library).

> > I tried with version 1.46.1& 1.47.0. I'm wondering: How are you guys
> doing
> > to do boost regression testing?
> That depends on whether you're trying to run the test internally on any
> particularly version,

Currently, we are trying to test it internally. Maybe if the unsupported
platform works pretty well, we
could switch to the other modes, but it would be premature to do it now.

> Have a look at
> <>. It
> might help you in what you want.

Do you think that by starting the "published" automatic test feature, then
interrupting it, I could get some
scripts that I could use for "private" testing?
>>> Download the most recent regression scripts.
>>> Download the designated testing tool sources including Boost.Jam,
>>> Boost.Build, and the various regression
>>> programs.

Or should I just try to manually correct the compilation errors of the
"private" regression testing tools?

> p.s. In the requirements section of "Running Boost's Automated
> Regression and Reporting", substitute 5GB of disk space for 50GB and
> it'll be more like it.

Thank you...

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