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Re: serial-tests option and backwards compatibility

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: serial-tests option and backwards compatibility
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:17:21 +0100

On 01/17/2013 02:01 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> On 01/16/2013 10:03 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden> writes:
>>> Since the parallel test harness is already present in Automake 1.11, and
>>> it is in many many ways superior to the old serial driver, my suggestion
>>> would be switch to in your package.  But assuming you have good reasons
>>> not to do so ...
>> There are some cases where it's going to be quite difficult to ever run
>> tests in parallel.
> True.  Jim Meyering also raised a point like yours when I had asked if we
> could consider deprecating the serial harness; and that's why we didn't
> go ahead with the deprecation, but instead "just" made the parallel harness
> the preferred one (becoming the default, being touted as "the way to go
> in the manual", etc).  The idea is that the users should be encouraged to
> use the parallel harness by default; if it turns out they have good reasons
> to prefer the serial harness, they can still request it explicitly.
> The documentation in this area might probably be improved, though


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