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From: mda_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-10-30 14:14:09

(starting new thread from "Report from Redmond")

i said regarding threads:
> > ah, yes, i now see it is in 1_25 (in fact its test directory takes
> > more than 1Mbyte by itself...)

bill said:

> Huh? The test directory has 2 files, Jamfile at < 1KB and
> test_thread.cpp at 12KB. That's a max of 13KB which is a far sight
> from 1MB. In fact, the entire boost\libs\thread directory tree
> only 314KB including CVS cruft (so the release in Zip format should
> be even smaller).

all i know is that as i type this,
is 4.3mB as a zip file, expanding to over 12mB, and that the
top pigs are such things as:
-rwxr-xr-x 114815 Oct 1 14:14 test_thread.exe
-rw-r--r-- 236804 Oct 1 14:14 test_thread.ilk
-rw-r--r-- 211142 Oct 1 14:14 test_thread.obj
-rw-r--r-- 476160 Oct 1 14:14 test_thread.pdb

it would be nice if:
1. a release were identical to a snapshot of the CVS at some time,
sans the CVS cruft, without someone's personal build artifacts.
2. the release history were documented, with a date, scm label,
human-generated release notes, and (ideally) automatically generated
change summary
3. someone documented whether tar.gz and .zip releases are identical,
or line endings are different
4. the hosted documentation files on showed a version id
5. the hosted documentation and source files matched the latest cvs.
(For example, pointed to from does not match cvs of
even several months ago.)

right now, afaik, none of those are true.

-mda, releasing some pent-up annoyance (sorry)

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