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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] neglected aspects
From: Julian Gonggrijp (j.gonggrijp_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-12 06:45:50

Daniel James wrote:

> On 11 February 2012 14:10, Julian Gonggrijp <j.gonggrijp_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Thomas Heller wrote:
>>> This is also the reason why I believe that a branching model is not a
>>> good solution for boost. Here is why:
>>> When i develop a new feature i do that on trunk, whenever i feel
>>> confident that the feature works as i expected it, i commit it.
>> Do you realise that what you describe here is basically to make a
>> feature branch locally on your computer (but without history), then
>> when you feel ready for the polishing stage merge it back into the
>> trunk? It's exactly the process I described in my latest reply to
>> Daniel James.
> I don't think you realise quite how long the 'polishing stage' can
> take, it can be months. That's why I was trying to describe a system
> where things can be tested without merging to the development branch.

Thanks for pointing this out. I now realize that you and Thomas have
expressed similar ideas about a better testing model. I was about to
start a new thread on that topic; your post came just in time to help
me improve my post.

I propose to continue this discussion in the new testing model thread,
because I think the matter has enough substance to treat it as an
autonomous topic.


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