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Subject: Re: [geometry] Extensions maintenance (was: Setting up Travis CI for Boost.Geometry)
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-10 18:25:52

On 11 November 2014 00:01, Barend Gehrels <barend_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote On 10-11-2014 22:01:
>> On 10 November 2014 21:56, Adam Wulkiewicz <adam.wulkiewicz_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>>> Regarding extensions that are broken, they either should be fixed
>>>> if actively maintained and supported
>>>> or moved to separate repository
>>>> if not maintained, orphaned and unsupported.
>>> I agree. Actually I think that we should ASAP release them (or some of
>>> them) and have no more extensions.
>> +1
> Some are "soon" to be released (geographic strategies, projections) and
> should stay there.
> Same for some formats (WKB)
> Some are quite often used by others (such as dissolve) and should stay
> there, and indeed we can think about releasing them too.
> Some others are not actively worked on (such as sphere).

Right, I now remember we had some discussion on that long ago.
Thanks for the reminder.

>>>> That said, I'd rather consider, either dedicated
>>>> repository
>>>> or
>>>> Boost.Geometry team organization
>>>> where such repositories can be maintained:
>>> Then if there were no extensions new features would exist in forks of
>>> people
>>> working on them. The code would be merged into the main repository only
>>> if
>>> it was finished. It'd then be maintained properly.
>> Yes, it would make sort of extensions incubator with simple yet clear
>> development cycle supported by GH pull requests, etc., and safely
>> outside the upstream repo.
> They are in extensions because they are not released. They are not in the
> master, so they are not in the main repository.

Right, so we are good and there is no issue them causing the upstream
builds go RED.

> Especially for the last reason, I don't think they should be moved. But I
> agree that they should be made "green" and kept "green".


Best regards,

Mateusz  Loskot,

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