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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [boost] [test] boost.test owner unresponsive to persistent problems for multiple years
From: Michael (mwpowellhtx_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-18 06:02:13
On March 18, 2015 4:49:31 AM CDT, "Paul A. Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
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>> Subject: Re: [boost] [test] boost.test owner unresponsive to
>persistent problems for multiple
>> Another quarter has gone by and another Boost release is prepared for
>beta and I see *no* changes
>> Boost.Test listed in the release notes.>
>> So here we are, waiting another 3 months for *simple* changes to be
>reflected in this library
>> maintainer insists that the fixes are available, yet they continue
>not to be deployed into any
>It is indeed really deplorable that we don't have Boost.Test updates in
>Though in mitigation I note that we are really struggling to get out a
>GIT-driven release at all,
>(and some of the new troubles are with asynch-exceptions in Boost.Test.
Understanding this is one man's opinion outside looking in, taken with a grain of salt... Taking nothing whatsoever away from the effort behind the scenes, reporters, maintainers, etc.
It's been how many release cycles since a migration to git? Git newbies or not, how hard is it to handle pull requests, pin submodule revisions, and so on? Master it for one, rinse, repeat, and move on.
It seems to me from other posts that Test is not the only part that suffers from this pattern.
>See this thread Re: [boost]
>Running b2 on develop needs asynch-exceptions=on.)
>However, Richard's hard work on improved docs have been refined and
>Many bug fixes are in the develop branch (including some very new and
>prompt bug fixes, for example
>I also understand that the fear of Boost.Test updates causing trouble
>with other libraries, and
>worse with users test, is a cause for caution in a release version.
>So it would be really good if
>*lots more users could download and use the version in the Boost.Test
>so we can get current user feedback. (My experience is good using
>this, and the test matrix is also
>You can download just Boost.Test either using GIT or as a zip from
>and substitute it for the contents of the current release
>(Don't forget to rebuild the Boost.Test library unless you only use the
>If nothing else, you will find Raffi's shiny new Boostbook docs finally
>allow you to find what you
>want to know without frustration.
>I'd very much like to see this new docs version in the 1.58
>documentation release (despite any new
>features not being in the code release).
>Paul A. Bristow
>Kendal UK LA8 8AB
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