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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-02 10:37:24

Doug Gregor wrote:

> When we release 1.34.0, we switch to Subversion. The repository
> layout (documented at
> BoostSubversion) contains two branches, "stable" and "devel". Changes
> go into devel first, get tested, then migrate to the "release-ready"
> stable branch. IIRC, this is one of the recommendations in Beman's
> proposal, and it's much easier to enforce in the world of Subversion.

One thing that is 'merely' a matter of good engineering practice, but
which Subversion makes much easier through atomic commits, is that
changesets should be minimal and self-contained, and never contain
unrelated changes.
This helps tremendously when merging changesets across branches, and
figuring out a cause of a regression (say).



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