gcc-4.0 branch created

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Sun Apr 17 10:29:22 PDT 2005

Matthew Burgess wrote:

> Jeremy Utley wrote:
>> Then what good, may I ask, is this having this branch, if the rest of 
>> the packages are not kept current to the book?  Seems to me like it's 
>> a waste of a branch if it's not going to be kept up to date until gcc 
>> 4 makes it into our mainline book.
> Note how every other project handles branching and merging.  Features 
> are developed on separate branches, then merged with the ever 
> progressing trunk.  Consider what will happen with an 'svn diff' on 
> the branch if we stick to the rules outlined above.  Then compare that 
> with the output of the same command on the branch if other checkins 
> are allowed too.  Now show me (given the latter) how you'd tell me 
> exactly what changes are related to gcc-4.0 inclusion, and which aren't.
> Regards,
> Matt.

But, how is someone who wants to use this branch to do so when the other 
packages are perhaps 2 or 3 months behind?  That's my concern - if the 
other parts of the GCC 4.0 book are not kept up to date, then noone's 
going to want to build from that gcc 4.0 branch.


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