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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] BUMPITTY BUMP: [git] genrating forward headers
From: Bjørn Roald (bjorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-27 02:58:06

On 08/26/2013 05:43 AM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> Bjørn,
> Thank you very much for what appears to be some very energetic and
> determined work on this.

Thanks, but for the record I feel need to mention that Steven and Jùrgen
has done most of the work on the needed changes.

> Since you have momentum now, I am presuming
> that you will solve any remaining problems and I don't need to worry
> about it.

I will help follow up the remaining minor issues in modular layout
builds when I can, but I worry that it will needlessly delay progress to
wait until I have spare time. The remaining known issues are all minor
and affect only the new layout. Getting the changes as-is committed to
SVN and thus converted to github repositories and new layout will be a
small but very important step forward for git modularization.

Yesterday I tested the same patch on a fresh SVN trunk work-tree and a
new modularized boost clone. No problems.

The changes seems not to affect the SVN layout in any way. However I
have tested on linux only. I have not tested running the regression
test scripts. I have not tested anything in tools except boost-build.
I have not tested any example code in libraries. It is not likely, but
possible that something is broken.

Unless someone is willing to bless the patch and commit it, I suggest we
should try get on the table what remaining work is needed. I can not
commit that as I have no access and I am not sure I would want to do it
without blessing from Steven or Volodya anyway. I personally see no
reasons to wait other than get more test coverage in SVN layout to make
sure we have not broken anything. If we need more testing, I will make
a posting in the developer mailing list to see if others can help making
that happen faster.


> However, if you need anything at all, or run into an
> insurmountable obstacle, please email me directly.

sure, thank you.


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