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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Moving beyond arm waving?
From: Brian Wood (woodbrian77_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-03 22:26:33

Belcourt, K. Noel:

On Feb 3, 2011, at 1:48 PM, John Wiegley wrote:

>> Part of the reason we're putting this much effort into it is that we
>> want a
>> process which split Boost up into submodules during the migration
>> process,
>> while preserving as much history within each separate submodule as
>> possible.
>> There's just no tool out there that does that right now. So since
>> we needed
>> to write a tool anyway, why not solve the whole problem.
> I haven't been following this closely so ignore if you've already
> discussed / decided this.
> I'd much prefer to leave the repo structure unchanged and migrate
> directly into git "as is". Restructure the repo into submodules after
> we've made the transition to git. It will be much easier to
> restructure the repo with everything already in git. There's two
> upsides, we lose no commit history and it only perturbs one aspect at
> a time (first give people chance to use same repo layout using new
> tool, followed by a restructure of the repo into submodules using the
> new tool). I worry about perturbing too many variables at once.

I agree. Attempting what's being proposed is much harder than if it
were broken up like this. I hope there will be a patient and experimental
spirit regarding these proposals.

Brian Wood
Ebenezer Enterprises

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