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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] [modular boost] Switchover schedule proposal
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-27 18:20:57

On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Antony Polukhin <antoshkka_at_[hidden]> writes:
> I can answer one of your questions below:
> > - Can I merge and delete branches in GIT without affecting the whole
> system
> > stability (for example `conversion` library currently contains branches
> > like `filesystem_V3`)
> If you're a library maintainer, yes. The only branches that you must
> maintain for system stability are "develop" and "master." However, be
> aware that some branches in the Boost super-project repository may be
> referencing commits on your branches. It would be better to rename the
> branch in question as a nested tag, e.g.
> refs/heads/some-old-branch
> becomes
> refs/tags/old-branches/some-old-branch
> then it will hide, but the commit won't disappear.
> Beman, it might make sense for us to make those changes as part of the
> conversion.

Hum... It had not occurred to me that other libraries might be referencing
commits on some of my libraries branches. I was planning to blow most of
the old branches away. I guess that needs reconsidering, at least for the
branches that are truly mine, and not just artifacts of conversion.


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