Subject: Re: [boost] [GitHub] Transferring a new library's repo to boostorg?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-13 10:38:42
On 13 August 2014 15:09, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/NewLibFromGit describes "Creating a
> new library from an existing Git repository". It seems to cover the case
> where the existing git repo isn't in the exact boost branch organizational
> structure required.
That was the procedure for libraries that were in subversion but had
their own separate github modules, so it only applied to odeint and
predef. It should probably be deleted now.
> The Boost Endian library is ready to be moved to boostorg on GitHub so it
> can be tested on develop, checked by release managers, and otherwise
> readied to be added to 1.57.0. It is already on GitHub and AFAIK has the
> usual boost branch and directory structure.
> GitHub has a mechanism to transfer a repo between users or organizations.
> This would seem the easiest and most direct approach for boost endian. Is
> there any reason not to give it a try, and if it works as advertized then
> add it to https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/NewLibFromGit as an
> additional option?
We've already used the github transfer mechanism for a couple of
modules. It requires that the person transferring in is in a team with
admin rights. If we don't want to give people admin rights, then it
might be best to transfer to the repo to an admin user, and then let
them transfer the module into the organisation.
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