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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-18 16:32:25

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Since I don't enjoy reverting changes when I don't have the time (I'm in
>> the middle of my own product release). And since Boost is nearing the
>> end of a release cycle. *ALL* tool changes are hereby *FROZEN* except
>> for emergency fixes. Any changes must be approved by Beman or myself.
>> And such changes must include making sure Boost testing runs adequately
>> in *both* a Windows platform and a Unix platform. This means going to
>> the boost-root/status directory and running the tests for *at least one*
>> library, but preferably all of them.
>> Thank you for paying attention.
> Pardon me, but what the hell? Do I really need to explain that branches in
> version control systems are intended specifically so that you don't have
> to *SHOUT IN EMPHASIZED UPPERCASE* whenever development branch, also known as
> trunk, gets broke? Or do we to understand that 1.36.0 beta 1, which is due
> due days ago, is going to be rolled from trunk? Or for some unknown reason,
> the testing process for release branch uses tools from random other branch?

1. Trunk is not the "development" branch. We've said in the past, as
part of the new release procedures, that it should be maintained in a
stable form. And that "development" should be done in branches as needed
by individuals. This hold for tools just as much as it holds for libraries.

2. Testing uses the BBv2 tools from trunk because it's been pointed out
before, not sure if it was you, that the trunk BBv2 tools should be the
ones released with the Boost releases. Hence we need to test with those
tools. I'm more than happy to have a BBv2 release that we could use for
testing that is sufficiently stable and has all the needed fixes for a
Boost release.

PS. Sorry I'm a bit irritable... I've been working on 14 hour days
recently :-(

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