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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-24 09:46:39

Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 22:52 -0500, Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Troy, Doug, and others,
>> I just moved the boost/sandbox/troy subdir to
>> boost/sandbox-branches/troy. This was to fix two problems:
> Ouch. Some warning would have been nice...

Sorry about that... But I had various users, and myself, being unable to
use the sandbox.

>> 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.)
> Yeah, we've become accustomed to checking out the whole sandbox.

It's not a question of adaptation. Many people checkout the top level
sandbox dir, myself included, so that they can tell when people add new

>> My suggestion is to restrict to putting library projects only in the
>> boost/sandbox dir.
> And, eventually, moving those projects under
> sandbox/projects/projectname.

Yep... and more projects are doing that. And I've done some minor
cleanup in there, and I'll probably do some more :-)

>> And under no circumstances use externals. They just
>> don't seem to work as one might expect.
> Interesting.

Perhaps that was a bit extreme :-) But my feelings for svn are probably
seeping through. Sorry.

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