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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation for Git and Modular Boost conversion
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-07 14:46:05

On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> (Rearranging. Rene, I don't suppose you could bottom-post, could you?)
> On 12/7/2012 10:40 AM, René Rivera wrote:
> >
> > There's no mention of supporting external developers/users that have
> > subversion external links to the Boost subversion repo. How will
> > people that have their internal development stored in subversion with
> > references to Boost be supported? Will they be left out in the cold
> > once goes dark? Or will their be an equivalent
> > subversion read only bridge they could use (after adjusting their
> > references)?
> Once the switch is made, subversion will be made read-only. It won't go
> away, but development will take place in the modularized git repos.
> Changes from git won't be pushed back into svn; that would become
> increasingly difficult as the structure of the repos diverge. Anybody
> who makes use of svn externals to track boost development will need to
> update to git.
> Is this scenario common enough that we should have a documented
> migration path for such people?

Since I'm one of the persons under that scenario my biased opinion is that
yes it's common enough. But obviously I don't know how widespread the
scenario is.

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