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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: Emil Dotchevski (emildotchevski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-22 18:42:21

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>> 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 ?

I mean, we could distribute Boost by placing releases in SVN (let's
say in a "releases" folder), and have users download them through the
web SVN access, but instead we distribute Boost through SourceForge.
This is simpler than having to dig through the SVN repository to
figure out what to download, etc.

The Boost Vault is similarly simpler than a giant SVN tree (I suppose
the word "inadequate" was a bit excessive.)

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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