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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Contributing to Boost.Build
From: John Bito (jwbito_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-01 13:36:22

I was wondering about fitting into your workflow for submitted
contributions. Since I'm using Eclipse, and I used SVN before
switching to Git, it's easy for me either way. I was thinking that if
I maintain a branch on, it would be easier for the team
to review and merge my contributions.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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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