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The Utilities/cmjsoncpp directory contains a reduced distribution
of the jsoncpp source tree with only the library source code and
CMake build system. It is not a submodule; the actual content is part
of our source tree and changes can be made and committed directly.
We update from upstream using Git's "subtree" merge strategy. A
special branch contains commits of upstream jsoncpp snapshots and
nothing else. No Git ref points explicitly to the head of this
branch, but it is merged into our history.
Update jsoncpp from upstream as follows. Create a local branch to
explicitly reference the upstream snapshot branch head:
git branch jsoncpp-upstream 53f6ccb0
Use a temporary directory to checkout the branch:
mkdir jsoncpp-tmp
cd jsoncpp-tmp
git init
git pull .. jsoncpp-upstream
rm -rf *
Now place the (reduced) jsoncpp content in this directory. See
instructions shown by
git log 53f6ccb0
for help extracting the content from the upstream svn repo. Then run
the following commands to commit the new version. Substitute the
appropriate date and version number:
git add --all
GIT_AUTHOR_NAME='JsonCpp Upstream' \
GIT_AUTHOR_DATE='Thu Nov 20 08:45:58 2014 -0600' \
git commit -m 'JsonCpp 1.0.0 (reduced)' &&
git commit --amend
Edit the commit message to describe the procedure used to obtain the
content. Then push the changes back up to the main local repository:
git push .. HEAD:jsoncpp-upstream
cd ..
rm -rf jsoncpp-tmp
Create a topic in the main repository on which to perform the update:
git checkout -b update-jsoncpp master
Merge the jsoncpp-upstream branch as a subtree:
git merge -s recursive -X subtree=Utilities/cmjsoncpp \
If there are conflicts, resolve them and commit. Build and test the
tree. Commit any additional changes needed to succeed.
Finally, run
git rev-parse --short=8 jsoncpp-upstream
to get the commit from which the jsoncpp-upstream branch must be started
on the next update. Edit the "git branch jsoncpp-upstream" line above to
record it, and commit this file.