Incorporating new changes (was Re: 3.9alpha update stream)

Doug Way dway at
Wed Jul 6 20:32:00 UTC 2005

On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 08:21:49 +0200, "Andreas Raab" <andreas.raab at>
> ...
> Keep in mind that MC is fairly good at merging (and where it isn't it 
> needs fixing ;-) so we ought to be able to take the results of various 
> projects and simply merge them in.

Yes, that is one of the cool aspects of the new process, merging should
be a lot easier.  And the MC tools will be getting a good workout, and
maybe even some fixes/enhancements.

> > Actually, both the Morphic Splitters and the Toolbuilder work involve
> > some detangling, and we'd probably want to look at incorporating both of
> > those earlier rather than later.  (At a certain point we just have to
> > pick which order these are incorporated... e.g. 1. Morphic Splitters  2.
> > Toolbuilder refactoring  3. previous 3.9alpha changes... whichever goes
> > first has the least amount of merging to do.)
> As far as I can tell 1. and 2. don't overlap at all (Brian could say 
> more about this). 3. should probably go last since it has the finest 
> granularity and therefore is easiest to merge.

Makes sense to me.  We could possibly do just a very few 3.9alpha
changes (preferably non-Morphic/Toolbuilder related) first, just to try
out the new process.  But then do the Morphic Splitters/Toolbuilder
stuff before much of anything else is done.

- Doug

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