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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [boost] [test] boost.test owner unresponsive to persistent problems for multiple years
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-18 09:43:42

On 3/18/2015 5:49 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Richard
>> Sent: 17 March 2015 17:20
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [test] boost.test owner unresponsive to persistent problems for multiple
> years
>> Another quarter has gone by and another Boost release is prepared for beta and I see *no* changes
> to
>> Boost.Test listed in the release notes.>
>> So here we are, waiting another 3 months for *simple* changes to be reflected in this library
> while the
>> maintainer insists that the fixes are available, yet they continue not to be deployed into any
> shipping release.
> It is indeed really deplorable that we don't have Boost.Test updates in a release.
> 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. 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 completed by
> Raffi Enficiaud.
> 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 develop branch*
> so we can get current user feedback. (My experience is good using this, and the test matrix is also
> good).
> You can download just Boost.Test either using GIT or as a zip from
> and substitute it for the contents of the current release modular-boost/libs/test folder
> (Don't forget to rebuild the Boost.Test library unless you only use the included version).
> 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).

Do I have to rebuild the Boost.Test library to get the new docs ?
Because the first thing I did was to try to view the new docs by opening
index.html only to find that there was no html documentation. Then I
tried 'b2 toolset=gcc-4.9.2' for building Boost.Test and received:

Performing configuration checks

     - symlinks supported : yes
error: Unable to find file or target named
error: 'dyn_ut_example.cpp'
error: referred to from project at
error: '../../libs/test/example'

It does not appear that the 'develop' branch is ready for me at all.

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