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From: Rainer Deyke (rdeyke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-11-28 19:29:57

On 28.11.20 19:07, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Rainer Deyke wrote:
>> From a user perspective, forking is an improvement over the status
>> quo: it means that Boost can guarantee that the 1.x line can stop
>> dropping support for old C++ standards, making it relatively safe to
>> upgrade within the 1.x line.
> This is only an improvement in the imaginary world where we have enough
> resources to maintain two forks. In reality, we have trouble maintaining
> one.

Yes, that's why I wrote "from a user perspective". I'm not saying that
this a practicable solution. I'm just saying that it would be nice if
it were.

I think it /might/ be possible to mark some releases (maybe one every
two years?) as "major", and delay the release of breaking changes for
the next major release. Actively developing on two or more branches in
parallel is probably just fantasy though.

Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])

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