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Subject: Re: [boost] Refactoring tools/regression and tools/release into separate sub-modules
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-11 18:00:08

On 11 February 2014 21:15, Ahmed Charles <acharles_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> From: dnljms_at_[hidden]
>> Looks good, would it be possible to describe the method you used? As
>> others might need to do something similar.
> I used filter-branch --subdirectory-filter, basically. The only interesting thing other than that is that I also added a .gitattributes file to each commit using a --tree-filter so that checkout's of the history work well with file endings (or at least as well as they do currently).

Thanks for the info, adding gitattributes is a good idea.

> Note that I didn't migrate tags over, mostly because I deleted the local copy before I realized that I hadn't pushed them. Anyways, if you want tags as well, I can just redo the commands tonight and upload new versions of the repositories.

I don't think it really matters for these modules, unless someone disagrees.

>> I think the next steps are:
>> 1. Transfer the modules into 'boostorg', I think you can do that
>> through github, although you might have to be added to a team if you
>> don't have any write permissions in the organisation.
> I don't have perms on any team, so I can't do that.

I added you to a new 'regression' team, so you should be able to now.
I'll downgrade it to write access once you're done.

>> 2. Change the regression testers to use the regression module. We need
>> to do that before updating the super project as they download directly
>> from it.
> Ah, who do I have to coordinate with to get this done?

I think you just need to send an email to the testing list:

> In terms of steps:
> 1. Make sure the content is right (mostly whether tags are desired or not).
> 2. Move the repositories into the boostorg organisation (I can do this if I get permissions and signoff on step 1).
> 3. Figure out who needs to change the regression testers for this to work.
> 4. Determine if the superproject content should simply be deleted or if it should contain a submodule reference. (Who do I talk to about regression or release and whether they should be a submodule or not?)

Beman and Marshall are the release people. If they have a problem with
removing it from the tree they should speak up now. For the regression
module, see what people on the testing list say.

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