[cctbxbb] new fail on windows

R. D. Oeffner rdo20 at cam.ac.uk
Sat Apr 23 12:25:57 PDT 2016

Markus, I'd say that this is a wrong take on the current state of affairs 
regarding supporting Windows. I believe line 22 in easy_mp.py you refer to 
is supposed to be one of the last warnings one would get if one were to use 
some of the functions there with Windows in an unsupported manner, say if 
objects can't be pickled. I don't think it means this file was written with 
non-windows support intentionally.

I appreciate people code on different platforms but the way of working 
shouldn't be aloof denial of the existence of Windows. In the short term 
until you get a Windows PC perhaps Billy Poon might grant you access to one 
of the virtual Windows systems he has set up for testing. Otherwise I'm 
happy to run tests for you every now and then on my PC.



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Hi Nigel,

Should be resolved now.

It is true that we do not currently test on windows.
In this particular case it turns out neither does anyone else, cf. 
https://sourceforge.net/p/cctbx/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/libtbx/easy_mp.py line 
22 which causes the other easy_mp tests to be skipped on Windows. This will 
make it kind of difficult to support windows software building on top of it, 
so at some point this needs to be addressed properly.

Best wishes & good weekend


From: cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org [cctbxbb-bounces at phenix-online.org] 
on behalf of Nigel Moriarty [nwmoriarty at lbl.gov]
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 17:39
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Subject: Re: [cctbxbb] new fail on windows

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 1:35 AM, 
<markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk<mailto:markus.gerstel at diamond.ac.uk>> wrote:
Hopefully this is fixed with r24353.

Afraid not. Is it true that you are not testing this windows feature on a 
windows machine?

Regarding junit, I'll talk with Aaron when he returns.



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