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Subject: Re: [boost] Vault: still needed?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-23 14:00:22

on Fri Jan 23 2009, Andrey Semashev <> wrote:

> Edward Diener wrote:
>> Emil Dotchevski wrote:
>>> The Boost Vault is similarly simpler than a giant SVN tree (I suppose
>>> the word "inadequate" was a bit excessive.)
>> One can place anything under SVN, including entire implementations in compressed
>> file format, in any branch of SVN. Why not simply have a "Vault" branch of Boost's
>> SVN and then have everyone who is used to using the Boost Vault place there software
>> there. The end user could then use the "Vault" branch of Boost's SVN to get at it,
>> and this would not impact other users of Boost's SVN from getting the latest Boost
>> from the "trunk" in any way whatsoever.
> I agree with this proposal. I think a "Vault" directory in SVN (maybe, inside the
> sandbox repository) is a good idea. However, I'd like the major advantage of the Vault
> to be preserved - this directory should be accessible without having SVN installed. I
> would suggest to switch the "Vault" reference in the web site to the appropriate page
> of web-SVN. At least until people get accustomed with the idea that it is now in the
> sandbox.
> As a side question, what will happen with the current Vault contents? Will it move
> under SVN or should the file owners move it themselves?

Well, we'd need to reach consensus that this *should* be done, first...

However, I think if the process is automatable we'd be happy to handle
the move.


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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