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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-18 19:18:34

on Fri Jul 18 2008, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> 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.

I've said that over and over, but I don't remember ever reaching
consensus on it. Regardless, I don't think we can expect such an
important policy to stick unless we can point at a web page that says
so. Care to build one?

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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