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From: williamkempf_at_[hidden]
Date: 2001-10-30 14:26:26

--- In boost_at_y..., mda_at_d... wrote:
> (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
> > > 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
> > from 1MB. In fact, the entire boost\libs\thread directory tree
> takes
> > only 314KB including CVS cruft (so the release in Zip format
> > 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:
> libs/thread/test/bin/test_thread/msvc/debug/runtime-link-
> dynamic/threading-multi:
> -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

These files should not be part of the released archive. They are not
part of the CVS archive. I assume that someone made a mistake while
creating the Zip for distribution. Beman?

> 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.

I'm not at all certain that the CVS "cruft" adds enough bloat to make
it worth trying to remove from the Zip archive, though a script could
do this.

> 2. the release history were documented, with a date, scm label,
> human-generated release notes, and (ideally) automatically generated
> change summary

Somewhat problematic for admistration, but reasonable requests I
think. Want to volunteer any effort into getting some of these
requests done?

[snip other comments]

Bill Kempf

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