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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-01 16:50:58

Sebastian Redl wrote:
> Robert Ramey wrote:
>> If the HEAD is always maintained in "releaseable" state you won't
>> want to do such a thing. Of course you could branch from a previous
>> version - but in practice I wouldn't expect one to want to.
> I would. Especially if you're going to stop support for old compilers,
> you will want a releasable branch for each of the old Boost versions
> that were the last to support a specific compiler. You'll also want to
> be able to backport bugfixes to that old version (or check in
> backports
> that other people do for you), which means that you'll want to make
> point releases for these old versions.
> I think this is a prerequisite to dropping support for compilers that
> still are in use, like VC6.

OK in that case you would - but we're not doing any of that now.

Robert Ramey

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