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Subject: Re: [boost] Git: maintaining super-project
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-04 01:14:42

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I am not sure how maintenance of subproject references in the super-project
> will work.
> - For 'master' branch, I assume that as developers update 'master' branch in
> their libraries,
> they would submit pull requests, so that the super-project points at new
> commits. That shall
> work, except that pull requests like this are hard to examine. E.g:
> If I did not specify direct links to commits, I don't know how anybody
> would decide whether
> new revision is OK or not.
> - For 'develop' branch, I certainly don't think that for every change to
> 'develop' branch of
> any library, there will be a pull request on superproject? Doing so would
> create a lot of
> administrative overhead, and not doing that means that checking out
> 'develop' branch of
> the superproject does not necessary pull heads of 'develop' branches of
> each library.
> Am I missing something?

As far as I understand, you don't have to create pull requests for
master and develop branches. The actual revision is pulled from
submodules automatically as you check out the monolithic boost (the
boostorg superproject). The pull requests might be needed during the
release cycle, if you want specific last minute changes pulled by the
release managers so that they get into release.

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