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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Contributing to Boost.Build
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-30 15:38:55

John Bito wrote:

> As I've submitted a few patches and I'm going to start working with
> the SVN trunk of Boost.Build (since I just submitted a patch for a bug
> that was previously fixed), I wonder if it would make sense to get a
> branch in the SVN repo to contribute on. My project is on Solaris
> (sparc & x86) & Linux (x86) with Sun and gcc C (no C++) with Java
> integration. Aside from some maintenance-type fixes, I hope to
> contribute enough for Java to participate as a toolset. Eclipse is
> also part of the project platform, so I may be able to add to the
> Jamfile support.
> Please let me know if / how this should be pursued.

I've noticed your patch appears to be produced using git. If so, it should
be relatively painless for you to use git svn to track SVN HEAD of Boost.Build
and maintain local patches, using 'git svn rebase' from time to time. That's
what I use for some other SVN projects where I do significant development.

We sure can get you a SVN branch if that's more convenient.

- Volodya

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