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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-01 01:03:20

Doug Gregor wrote:

> 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.

Ok, I see.

> What needs to happen? Several things:
> - Decide how to layout the SVN repository

Well, I though that's pretty standard ("/trunk + /branches + /tag"), but you

> - Decide if we should use the fine-grained access controls Subversion
> allows, and who gets what kind of access

Why bother? You can retroactively restrict access for anybody.

> - Decide if we should jettison some old junk (long-dead branches,
> etc.) from CVS, and what that junk is

Why bother? This can be done after conversion.

> - Update the various web pages and HOWTOs to reference Subversion,
> tools such as TortoiseSVN, etc.

Ah.. that's some work indeed.

> 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.

Good to hear!

- Volodya

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