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Subject: Re: [boost] [git-help] Status?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-18 03:22:16

on Wed Jul 17 2013, Mateusz Loskot <> wrote:

> On 17 July 2013 04:48, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> on Fri Jul 05 2013, Rene Rivera <> wrote:
>>> > I started looking at making the final minor set of changes to the
>>> > regression testing scripts to have the option of testing the modular git
>>> > version of the boost super-project. Unfortunately it now seems that the
>>> > super-project no longer has *any* of the references to the library
>>> > sub-projects. Me not being able to get this work done now is rather
>>> > annoying as it likely means that the testing will not be ready early in
>>> the
>>> > 1.55 release cycle. Which is the release currently scheduled to switch to
>>> > git.
>>> >
>>> > What is the status of the git transition?
>>> Sorry for the inconvenience. The garbled results we were getting a
>>> little while back led us to analyze what the tool we were using was
>>> doing, and we realized the logic we inherited in that codebase was just
>>> wrong. So we've been rewriting the guts of that tool mostly from the
>>> ground up ([1] Now the
>>> contents of the inidividual repositories look basically sane.
>>> > When will the Boost release team be able to start working on the switch?
>>> Porting the submodule logic that I had already added to the inherited
>>> codebase is the touch I hope to put on it this week (maybe even over the
>>> weekend).
>>> And, believe me, I want to be done with this as much or more than
>>> anyone, so I'm going as fast as I can. If anyone would care to pitch
>>> in, we'd love to have you.
>> OK, got a chance to try a full checkout.. And ran into an infinite
>> recursion in dulwich while getting the geometry repo. It looks like
>> something is messed up with the mappings for that one. When I go look at it
>> on github directly I see duplicate "include" directories at the root <
> I just managed to clone it with GitHub for Windows.
> The problem is that the include directory with last commit 2 years ago
> is prefixed with whitespace, so it is " include", whereas the latter
> is "include" (screenshot attached, not sure if it will get through).
> I guess that GitHub trims the blank characters before rendering HTML,
> so it is not visible.

and, I guess, Dulwich can't cope with the space(?)

We can easily map " include" in SVN into "include" in Git if that's
the appropriate thing to do here.

Dave Abrahams

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