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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-22 18:13:19

Eric Niebler wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> For some time now, Boostpro Computing has been hosting the Boost file
>> valut, but now that Boost has a great Subversion host I'm beginning to
>> wonder whether the vault is still needed. What's the case for holding
>> onto it when people could just check their speculative work into the
>> sandbox and subsequently merge smoothly into the Boost trunk if it is
>> accepted?
> I use the Vault to distribute .zip archives of newer versions of my
> libraries. I wouldn't want to have to tell people they need a subversion
> client to get out-of-band bug fixes and features. I say leave it alone.
> My $0.02,

Why can't you just stick the zip file into the sandbox. Is there not a
subversion web interface for the sandbox ? Is not subversion 100% free ?

I have tried to question the entire business of Boost having two
different places where potential software is uploaded in the past. I
think it is just confusing, and a single place where potential Boost
software is uploaded is much better.

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