Subject: Re: [boost] [1.50.0] RELEASE BRANCH REOPENED
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-23 16:45:16
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Jeremiah Willcock <jewillco_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2012, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:18 PM, Jeremiah Willcock <jewillco_at_[hidden]>
>>> On Tue, 22 May 2012, Eric Niebler wrote:
>>>> Would it be a major inconvenience to hold new features until the next
>>>> release cycle? That would be my preference, but I'm not speaking for
>>>> the release managers.
>>> No, it wouldn't -- I can wait, but would prefer to merge my
>>> changes/refactorings in now so that the trunk and release branch will
>>> differ by too much.
>> It is an issue of risk. How long have these changes/refactorings been
>> stable in trunk? How extensive were the changes? Were the changes
>> fragile or once they worked on your development platform, did they
>> pass all tests on other platforms? Have you done a local merge to
>> release, and tested the results?
> The main change is that I refactored the handling of properties stored
> inside graphs, so it is somewhat extensive. It did seem to work on the full
> list of platforms relatively quickly. I have not tried to do a merge
> locally yet, but I'd do that before I committed any changes.
Do the merge locally, and test on any compilers you have access to. If
that's OK, commit the merge, but revert if any regression tests fail
unexpectedly and the fixes aren't trivial or can't be applied right
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