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Subject: Re: [boost] question/guidence regarding merge to master
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-01-11 18:02:13

On 1/11/19 8:28 PM, James E. King III via Boost wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 10:26 AM Andrey Semashev via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 1/11/19 6:21 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
>>> On 1/11/19 7:16 AM, Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:
>>> \
>>>> To illustrate, just the other day I had to track down a change in
>>>> Boost.Filesystem so that I could tell a user when a bug appeared in
>>>> the code and when it was fixed. I was able to do that, both in terms
>>>> of Boost realeases and commits with their respective commit messages
>>>> and dates, because I had a fine grained history with tags. I was able
>>>> to track down the particular PRs, if I had to. I think, this is an
>>>> important feature of the detailed git history.
>>> Right - but couldn't you have done that with the develop History?
>> No, because release tags are applied to the commits in master that are
>> used to ship a Boost release.
> Actually, yes, since if you do what I said before and ensure all merges from
> develop to master are fast-forwards,

I was responding having what Robert proposed in mind, i.e. assuming that
master has squashed commits.

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