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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-23 00:58:55

on Thu Jan 22 2009, 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.

As does the sandbox.

> 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.

Hmm, I'm still not getting it. You can even check the files into SVN
and hand out nice URLs:

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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