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Subject: Re: [boost] git cherry-pick (Was: RE process (prospective from a retired FreeBSD committer)...)
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-30 22:55:10


On 1/30/2011 7:30 PM, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> 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.

I don't deny that the current system has problems,
but it does exist for a good reason. Does anyone
remember how long it took to release 1.34?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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