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Re: Merge Schedule [was Re: last minute fixes]

From: Gary V . Vaughan
Subject: Re: Merge Schedule [was Re: last minute fixes]
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 00:58:40 +0100

On Monday 28 May 2001  9:12 pm, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On May 28, 2001, "Gary V. Vaughan" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I don't want to go through that again on MLB, and hence merging from
> > MLB into the already ltconfigless HEAD fills me with less dread.
> In any case, if you do a partial merge that ends up without config
> tags, you're just breaking MLB completely.  It needs tags to work
> properly.

I guess, but I'm not touching MLB per se, so if I screww up you can always 
overwrite what I did with the current MLB version... :-)

> If we're going to do the merge piece by piece, I believe it would be
> best to copy MLB over to mainline right now, then work in the branch,
> so that mainline remains stable.
> > so merging from HEAD to MLB is more work than vice versa.
> I don't buy that.  There are lots of changes in MLB that haven't made
> it to HEAD either, so it's certainly as much work one way as it is the
> other.

Okay.  But, I still (perhaps irrationally) feel more comfortable with the way 
I'm doing it now.

> > Since we are calling branch-1-4 mainline while the merge takes
> > place, there seems to be little point in merging from HEAD to MLB
> The point is to remain with a stable copy of MLB somewhere.

No problem.

> > I realise that it would be even easier to copy MLB onto HEAD, but then I
> > would have to eliminate ltconfig all over again, and that was really
> > difficult.
> Isn't it just a matter of taking the patch that got you rid of
> in favor or libtool.m4 and applying it to MLB, except for
> the actual and libtool.m4 files, that will require more
> careful handling?

Too much has changed in both trees for that patch to work without being 
applied manually -- and it was a big complicated patch.  I did generate it, 
and take a look, but got scared :)

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