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Subject: Re: [boost] Your Boost Needs You!
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-30 18:43:12

On 12/30/2010 5:19 PM, Michael Caisse wrote:
> On 12/30/2010 02:02 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 12/30/2010 7:07 AM, John Maddock wrote:
>>> There's been a lot of discussion lately about improving participation in
>>> Boost, this is a call to arms for a *small* initial experiment which I
>>> hope will grow into something bigger, perhaps after some tweaking to the
>>> initial experiment. The aim is to merge the ideas put forward for a
>>> Boost Guild, with mine for a roving hit squad to tackle neglected
>>> libraries. It goes like this:
>>> * Someone, lets call him a manager/mentor/maintainer puts forward a
>>> library that has a large number of open tickets against it and which
>>> maybe hasn't seen maintenance in some time.
>>> * The manager creates a copy of that library in the sandbox for folks to
>>> work on.
>> Why not just branch the library in the main Boost area and then give
>> access to anybody you want to work on it to there ? Is not that what
>> branches in SVN is all about. Copying to the sandbox seems unnecessary.
> The sandbox is in svn now and a copy in svn is the same as a branch.

According to the docs, a branch initially makes a link in the repository
pointing to a specific tree/revision and does not do a full copy.

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