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From: Lexington Luthor (lexington.luthor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-02 06:10:06

Doug Gregor wrote:
> OSL is only offering to host a Subversion repository. Any proposal to
> use anything other than Subversion will also need to specify who is
> going to host the repository.

I am not a boost developer, I only use boost so I don't know exactly how
much traffic there is to the boost CVS, but most distributed SCM systems
can use dumb servers. For example, darcs can use HTTP for public access
and SSH for developers and even supports simply sending changesets by
email and so on. Likewise, git supports http/ftp/rsync and probably others.

Also, distributed SCMs can be mirrored very easily (rsync), so the load
can be balanced very easily even from a slow main machine.

Most of them only require a lot of traffic when first checking out or
cloning a repository, after then the load is minimal.

I would suggest that the boost developers look at darcs.


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