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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Update submodules in boost.git
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-07 17:43:10

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 05.12.2013 11:07, Daniel Pfeifer 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.
> I seems like we use 'gitflow' as a stick, regardless of its merits. For program_options, I am expressly
> not going to bother with it, I will just commit those couple of patches I get per year directly into
> master, after verifying that regression tests still work. I suspect that this approach will be most
> efficient for most libraries that don't see extensive development, and for which separate release
> schedule makes no sense.

FWIW, committing to master amounts to publishing a new release of your
library, FYI. Whether or not you announce it that way or think of it
that way, it will be treated as such by the rest of the community and by
the Boost release system.

As long as you don't mind that, I don't see anything wrong with whatever
procedure you choose.


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