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Subject: Re: [boost] Fwd: Boost.Python build error in 1.58 RC1, 2 and 3 (OK in Beta 1)
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-15 10:49:14

On Wednesday 15 April 2015 16:22:33 Peter Dimov wrote:
> Andrey Semashev wrote:
> > What I'm saying is that once release process has started there should be
> > no restriction on updating master in submodules (i.e. the freeze), the
> > release should branch off the main code base and get finished
> > regardless of the modifications developers make.
> Something like this?
> Nowadays, I'd no longer advocate for the odd branch naming where develop
> corresponds to master - it's too late for that. But the general idea still
> stands.

I suspect we won't be able to get away with just the superproject branching.
If instead of reverting a broken submodule we want to fix it, and the
maintainer is unresponsive for some reason, we need either a branch in the
submodule or a fork of it. Since the branch can be modified by someone else
than a release manager, the fork seems more preferred. The release branch of
superproject would have to refer to the fork in this case.

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