Boost logo

Boost :

From: Anthony Williams (anthony_w.geo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-08 05:23:54

Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At 11:58 AM 2/6/2005, Victor A. Wagner Jr. wrote:
> >It's becoming apparent that the ONLY possibilities being considered are CVS
> >(ancient history) and Subversion. Other than my mention of cvsnt and one
> >other NOBODY is looking at it.
> Well, I've looked at it. CVSNT looks like it makes some improvements on CVS,
> but stays much more in the CVS mold than SVN. Whether that is good or bad
> depends on your point-of-view. Since CVSNT depends on regular CVS clients,
> my guess is that CVSNT is somewhat limited as to ability to introduce new
> approaches.

CVSNT *works with* existing CVS clients, with some enhanced features. However,
if you use a CVSNT client, then you get even more features.

The website gives a full list at

Here's a key list of those that I feel might apply to boost:

         LockServer provides file level locking
         More sophisticated / extra triggers available e.g. postcommit. Triggers also available via COM/DLL/.so interfaces
         Supports Unicode files with additional keyword expansion switches
         Efficient storage of binary files using binary deltas
         Extended modules functionality using the modules2 file
         Advanced Reserved Edits and checked commits (supercedes exclusive locking concept)
         Server-side default options (cvsrc)
         Smart Merge using MergePoint
         Supports Unicode files with additional keyword expansion switches
         "Import-and-go" by optionally turning freshly imported trees into a new sandbox automatically. No more need to purge and do a fresh checkout first


Anthony Williams
Software Developer

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at