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Subject: Re: [Boost-testing] [regression] Is there more information available?
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-20 18:52:41


On 10/20/2012 01:43 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> I'm find myself wanting to know about the regression testing process. I've
> been looking at ......\tools\regression\src and have a few questions. It
> seems that most of my questions
> can only be answered by trolling through the python source. However this is
> pretty
> tedious and I'm wonder if there is more information. The fact that I don't
> know anything
> about python doesn't help either.
> and here are some random questions.
> a) There is a python script for process_jam_log. How is this different from
> the process_jam_log compiled executable?

It's a port to Python of the C++ code. It's not
generally used and is probably out of date by now.

> b) I gather that the bjam.log file is uploaded along with a bunch of
> concatonated test_log.xml files. Is there more information about this

By default, I believe that uploads a
single xml file produced by process_jam_log.

> c) It seems there is code for uploading to a "dart" server. Is there any
> more information about this?

I have no idea. I suspect this was someone's
attempt to make a new system which was never

> d) there is a directory xsl_reports / v2 (and others) with a bunch of xslt
> scripts for producing html output from xml. Presumably this xml is
> generated somewhere. It's not obvious to me how the data flows from
> bjam.log and test_xml.log through to the generation of the test matrix on
> the server. Any insight appreciated.

There's a script called which
pulls the logs from the ftp server, builds the
html using the XSL scripts and uploads the results
to the Boost website. I believe that Noel runs
this for us.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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