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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost dead? [Re: Anyone is interested in being review manager of ‘Application’?]
From: Philippe Vaucher (philippe.vaucher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-16 11:06:35

>> partly because it is not modular. The git migration was
>> a migration to 100 fractured git repos, not modularized git repos.
>> If you want to modularize, then decide that that is a goal for Boost and
>> will help.
> I am not entirely sure that perfect dependency structure would change
> anything. If you have 123 repos,
> it's gonna be painful no matter what.

I think the idea is that you then only clone the repository you work on.
Thus if you contribute to 5 libraries, only 5 repositories are checked out.
Each libraries would be independant in terms of building/testing... and
it'd still be possible for scripts/tools to clone all 123 repositories and
run tests on all of them.

But that'd require quite a change in terms of how people are used to work
with boost at the moment.


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