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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-03 06:49:29

On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 8:59 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Doug Gregor wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 2:06 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> >> troy d. straszheim wrote:
> >>> Saw some discussion on this... here's the story. I'll skip discussion
> >>> of why one would want to do this at all :)
> >>>
> >>> I believe this clears the way to check the cmake stuff in to the main
> >>> release branch alongside everything else: everything can happily
> coexist
> >>> with Boost.Build. We no longer need to do any reshuffling of
> >>> directories or adding svn:externals. I suppose that could get
> >>> political. Thoughts?
> >> Let's be brave.
> >
> > I'd be thrilled to take this step, but I'd like to hear from Beman. Is
> > it acceptable for us to place our CMake build system into the trunk
> > and release branches?
> Whoa; I missed the suggestion that it go into release. My suggestion
> is: trunk now, release after 1.35 ships.

I woke up thinking about this same point.

It is just plain too late to make this sort of change to branches/release.
We are about to close the release to everything except emergency bug fixes,
and this clearly doesn't qualify as that.

In thinking more about the effect on merging with trunk, I think that is OK
(subject to caveats discussed in other messages) once I've done the missing
merges analysis. That is already overdue; I'll try to get it done in the
next few days.


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