Subject: Re: [boost] question/guidence regarding merge to master
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-01-11 16:11:09
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mateusz Loskot via Boost
> Sent: 11 January 2019 15:27
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Mateusz Loskot
> Subject: Re: [boost] question/guidence regarding merge to master
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 15:41, Deniz Bahadir via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Am 11.01.19 um 03:40 schrieb Stefan Seefeld via Boost:
> > >
> > > As to guidelines, there are a few useful documents online, such as
> > > https://github.com/dotnet/corefx/blob/master/Documentation/project-docs/contributing.md#merging-pull-requests-for-
> > > which I find quite helpful. Collecting such notes on our wiki might be
> > > useful.
> > >
> > I lately found this very good (and long), educational blog-entry 
> > which explains when and how to use `git merge` and `git rebase`.
> > I highly recommend everyone using Git reads it and adopts it.
> >  https://medium.com/@porteneuve/getting-solid-at-git-rebase-vs-merge-4fa1a48c53aa
> "Iâll cherry-pick every commit one by one"?
> "You fools, you have no idea what you are doing!"
> - could have the mighty Raymond Chen call 
> Please, let's not drift this discussion into the religious battle
> of merge vs rebase and alike.
> We (Boost) are already heavy-weight sinners sticking to
> the "GitFlow considered harmful" 
>  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20180312-00/?p=98215
>  https://www.endoflineblog.com/gitflow-considered-harmful
But neither of these articles mention using sub-projects, a key difference with Boost's git structure.
I feel that I'd like to get 'my' branch straight before trying to cope with the effect of changes in other branches (unless that was what I really was trying to resolve).
Looking at the test matrix shows far more platforms and compilers than I can test locally.
So is that what develop is for?
Maybe others feel the same of about 'their' branches.
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