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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-23 01:39:26

on Fri Jan 23 2009, Emil Dotchevski <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:08 PM, David Abrahams >> The Boost Vault is
> similarly simpler than a giant SVN tree (I suppose
>>> the word "inadequate" was a bit excessive.)
>> In what way is it simpler? It appears to be a giant directory tree, too.
> I appears that I've misinterpreted what the vault really is. You're
> right, it's also a giant directory tree, the main difference seems to
> be that it contains "packages" as opposed to raw files. Or am I off on
> this too? :)
> I still don't understand why it makes sense for the vault packages to
> be in SVN, but the official Boost distribution has to be in
> sourceforge.

Mirrors and traffic, my man. We could switch the SF thing, but when we
make a new release and people all over the world hit our SVN server,
taking it down and stopping development, you'll wish we were using the
SF release system again.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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