[unclassified] [Box Backup] Portability and public source depot

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:11:38 +0100

On 24 Oct 2005, at 11:04, Martin Ebourne wrote:

> On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 13:04 +0100, Ben Summers wrote:
>> The win32 stuff has been made to a vaguely unknown version of Box
>> Backup, probably 0.08 plus changes from 0.09. It's also likely to
>> need a lot of tidying to make it fit well within the existing
>> sources, not break anything, and be able to compile both UNIX and
>> Win32 from the same tree.
>> What's the best way of approaching this problem?
> It is perhaps a shame that you started the repository from 0.09,  
> rather
> than checking in older copies first. If 0.08 had been available I  
> think
> we could have branched from that, checked Nick's port in on top of it,
> and then merged. I think any changes present in both copies would have
> just been accepted.
> However, I'm sure we can come up with something similar. I think  
> the key
> thing is that the win port must not be checked in on a branch from  
> 0.09
> or it will look like all the newer stuff has been deleted. Instead  
> make
> a new subdirectory in the repository, check in 0.08. Then check in
> Nick's port on top of it. We should then be able to merge across from
> there onto other branches or trunk.

This is complicated, as it needs to be a version which hasn't been  
prepared for release. Should I check in a version from my CVS to ben/ 
0_08 ?