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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Update submodules in boost.git
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 02:57:10

>>>> Tests are run on Boost/develop.
>>>> To make a new release of Boost, you merge the changes of Boost/develop
>>>> to Boost/master.
>>> Does that mean that X/develop is not tested?
>> Yes (and no). It is not integrated into Boost and it is not tested as
>> part of Boost. The same way as the development of zlib is not tested
>> by Debian. Just the releases are integrated and tested.
>>> Why is it needed then?
>> According to gitflow, this is where the development of X happens. It
>> is also tested of course. On its own, however.
> So this basically means that each library has to have its own testing
> farm, and Boost serves mostly the bundling purpose. A possible
> solution, I guess, but not sure such approach would be beneficial for
> the quality of Boost. I doubt that individual developers will be able
> to do the same amount of testing for their library releases as they
> had with svn.

how and when are things to be tested:

* when a commit is done to someLibrary/develop
* when superproject/develop updates the submodule reference to


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