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From: Doug Gregor (dgregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-31 10:49:29

On Aug 31, 2005, at 9:33 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> I did try this, without success. Also, note that only few files in
>>> Boost
>>> have watches on them, so this should not matter either.
>>> But, I recall there were plans to switch to Subversion, which does
>>> not
>>> have such problems (in addition to being vastly better that CVS in
>>> other
>>> respect). What happened to those plans?
>> Definitely on hold until after 1.33.1
> Do you mean that the switch won't happen until then, or that no work
> will be
> done until then. Some things like installing server are rather
> independent.
> If that done, given that CVS->SVN was successfully done in past,
> switch will
> require just a day to convert current state and load it into the
> server.

I think I somehow ended up as the person to handle the switchover,
which means that *nothing* will happen until after 1.33.1 because I'm
way too overloaded.

What needs to happen? Several things:

   - Decide how to layout the SVN repository
   - Decide if we should use the fine-grained access controls Subversion
allows, and who gets what kind of access
   - Decide if we should jettison some old junk (long-dead branches,
etc.) from CVS, and what that junk is
   - Update the various web pages and HOWTOs to reference Subversion,
tools such as TortoiseSVN, etc.

OSL is willing to host the Boost Subversion repository. We already have
a Subversion server for all of our internal projects and all of the
computing power and bandwidth that we would need.


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