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Subject: Re: [boost] [git-help] Status?
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-18 04:23:27

On 18 July 2013 08:22, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.

Possibly, I don't understand where this whitespace come from,
but would it be better to simply remove the " include" directory?

Best regards,

Mateusz  Loskot,

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