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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-23 12:38:46

on Fri Jan 23 2009, Henrik Sundberg <> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Markus Werle
> <numerical.simulation_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> I checkout the sandbox for a given date
>> et voila: I find the submitted tar.gz or zip file of the
>> original proposal and can compare the discussion against
>> this package.
>> There is an other advantage, too: Since SVN has binary diff
>> storage, the disk usage is lower than in a simple file repo.
>> I really recommend to hold *any* file under SVN.
>> Also I like the many extra possibilities like e.g. WebDAV access
>> (davfs2, etc. )
> Both for the diffing purpose and for repo size (a small change in a
> zip, can change the archive a lot, invalidating the smartness of svn
> binary diff), I think zips should be avoided (forbidden?) in the
> repository.

Maybe, but that sort of invalidates one of the useful things about the
vault. Maybe it'd be better to use trac wiki attachments for .zip

Dave Abrahams
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