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Subject: Re: [boost] [Git] Documentation for Git and Modular Boost conversion
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-16 10:56:47

on Sat Dec 15 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> on Mon Dec 10 2012, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>> > In browsing the repos <> I notice that some
>> > changes/actions have real users attached to them. While others just have
>> > the "modbot" user. Is there a procedure for matching new users to old
>> users?
>> Yes, there will be. However
> Meaning? Will the svn=>git conversion do a user translation? Or not?

It will.

> If yes, will there be a period where we ask for developers to register
> what their github account is for mapping?

It goes by email address, not github account. The mapping is partially
complete and I am working on resolving all the unresolved names.
Whether such a period will be needed eventually, I don't know.

>> Along the same line of questioning.. Is there a procedure for getting
>> users added to the members of the "boost-lib" organization(user)?
>> Now you can make administrative requests at
>> Setting this up is a little clumsy, but what I did was to make a team
>> called "admin" and a repo called "admin" under the boost-lib
>> organization, and assigned the repo to the team. The team (right now,
>> and totally subject to adjustment) is Daniel Pfeifer, Beman Dawes, Eric
>> Niebler, and me. We're also on the special "owners" team for the
>> boost-lib org. According to GitHub docs, the team will receive email
>> for every issue opened on that tracker.
> OK. But I guess after thinking about this more I'm more wondering what the
> security, permissions, responsibilities, library release flow, etc. will
> work? Do developers get to own the boost sublib repos, and hence manage
> when and how their libraries make it into the releases?

Yes. Some group of Boost admins will also have full administrative
rights over these repositories, though. If developers want their own
private repos they can always set them up and push to the official

> Or only the Boost admins, and the developers have to ask the admins to
> update from clones?

No. We might keep some mirrors of the developers' repositories just in
case of a disaster (like deletion of all branches), but we should
release directly from the official repos.

Dave Abrahams
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