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Subject: Re: [boost] trunk vs release
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-24 13:38:01

troy d. straszheim wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>>> troy d. straszheim wrote:
>>>> I share your worry. Probably some scm mechanism should take care of
>>>> it. I'm out of ideas for the moment.
>>> svn:externals in SVN allow you to have master copies of headers say in
>>> libs/thread/include
>>> and have a copy checked out into
>>> boost/thread
>>> while making commits in boost/thread work, and commit into the master
>>> copy. Disk requirements are a question, though.
>> I also really worried about this header issue.
>> Volodya, thanks for the svn:externals suggestion. I'll try to learn more
>> about svn:externals so I can form an opinion.
> I said I was "out of ideas", but that was a little disingenuous. This
> is certainly one of many possible implementations, but I urge caution
> here. We've been using svn:externals for subproject management for a
> while, against the conventional wisdom. It makes merging even harder,
> can turn a large difficult-to-merge project into an impossible to merge
> project.

Was that before relative svn:externals were available?

- Volodya

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