Subject: Re: [boost] git cherry-pick (Was: RE process (prospective from a retired FreeBSD committer)...)
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-30 22:30:45
On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 11:14:53PM +0000, Christopher Jefferson wrote:
> I think the problem is having a "trunk" which is merged piece-meal
> into a release branch. This is an unusual method of development, I'm
> not sure of any other large projects which have the a long-lived
> trunk and release, with merges from trunk to release. git does not
> support this well.
It's not just git, in my experience, but humans also have trouble with
this model. One of the main problems being that bugs are fixed in the
trunk then languish, forgotten, while Boost is released with the same
bugs, sometimes for more than one release.
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