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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-23 23:52:51

Troy, Doug, and others,

I just moved the boost/sandbox/troy subdir to
boost/sandbox-branches/troy. This was to fix two problems:

a) That dir has svn externals which point to the dev/write side of the
svn repo. This makes it impossible for read-only checkouts to work as it
asks for user name and password as soon as it hits those externals.

b) It's a very large tree containing multiple "copies" of the 1.34.0
sources. I know copies are a "cheap" operation on SVN, but they are not
cheap operations on users hard drives. (In my personal case svn ends up
having memory failures as it tries to do the checkout, and leads to
corrupt partial checkouts, and corrupt a file system.)

My suggestion is to restrict to putting library projects only in the
boost/sandbox dir. And under no circumstances use externals. They just
don't seem to work as one might expect.

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