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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-22 18:18:51

Robert Ramey wrote:
> 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,
> Add my 2 cents too.
> There is lot's of code there which the author doesn't have time to
> massage to boost requirements but is still very valuable. In particular
> there are modules for serialization of a few types which work fine
> even though there are no tests, documentation etc. Look at the
> number of downloads.

What about the sandbox says that the code has to fit Boost requirements
? Can't it just be a common place where potential Boost software is
uploaded ? I do not see why not.

Having two totally different places where potential Boost software is
presented for others to look at/try etc. seems unnecessary to me on
principle, even as a software developer who has not written anything for

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