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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-22 18:24:25

Emil Dotchevski wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:21 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> 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?
> If the only purpose of the vault is as a storage for things before
> they get fully boostified, then there's no need for it.
> But my understanding is that it contains things that may never become
> official part of Boost. In that case, the vault provides means for
> distribution of Boost-related files, for which SVN is inadequate for
> the same reason it's inadequate to be the only way to distribute Boost
> itself.

I'll bite. What is "the same reason [SVN is] inadequate to be the only
way to distribute Boost itself" and why should this have anything to do
with the sandbox as a way to distribute Boost-related software ?

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