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Subject: [Boost-testing] Result masking behaviour for libraries marked "unusable"
From: Hubert Tong (hstong_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-22 10:02:39

Hi all,

I am running the AIX tester and have upgraded to version of the
IBM compiler.
I believe that the current treatment of libraries marked unusable,
especially when the tests are mostly passing, is unhelpful both for myself
and to the community.
Since the results are masked out of the status page, how are people
supposed to gauge for themselves whether or not the library is usable for

For example, the geometry/extensions tests all pass on the test results for
the AIX runner except for issues with buffer_inserter.hpp.
If a user wanted to use geometry/extensions and did not have a need for the
functionality tied to buffer_inserter.hpp, they are currently impeded from
finding the actual status.

I am planning to investigate the web page generation to see if the
behaviour can be changed to be more like the expected-failures marking.
Is there a strong opinion for sticking with the current behaviour of
masking out all results for libraries marked unusable?

Feedback would be appreciated.


Hubert Tong

Hubert S. K. Tong
IBM Canada Ltd.
8200 Warden Avenue
Markham, Ontario L6G 1C7
E-mail: hstong_at_[hidden]

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