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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Update submodules in boost.git
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 03:12:10

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Tim Blechmann <tim_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>> 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
> someLibrary/develop?

If you're asking about my preferred approach then the first - when a
commit is done to someLibrary/develop. And then again, when it is
merged to someLibrary/master. No manual updates to the superproject
are required.

If I understood Daniel's suggestion, someLibrary/develop is never
tested, except by the library developers or maybe free volunteers.
someLibrary/master is tested when the superproject/develop is
explicitly updated to reference the new commit in someLibrary/master.

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