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Subject: Re: [boost] trunk vs release
From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-25 08:06:16

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> 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?

It was, but relative externals don't change anything.


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