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Subject: Re: [boost] As a side note about source control
From: Colin Caughie (c.caughie_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-01 02:56:38

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-
> bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Eric Hopper
> Sent: 01 September 2010 05:53
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] As a side note about source control
> Christoph Heindl wrote:
> > > As a side note, and I'm sure I'm opening a can of worms by even
> > > saying this... I find working on projects that do not use
> > > distributed source control to be really irritating nowadays.
> >
> > Could you explain why? What kind of projects (organizational
> structure).
> Well, the organizational structure of the project doesn't matter at
> all in my answer to the question. I will describe to you what I did
> with the Boost library in order to explain.

I agree with everything you say. Having been using Mercurial at my company for a couple of years, and contributed to a few projects that use it, I can't imagine choosing to use a non-DVCS for anything, especially an open source project.

Given that Boost doesn't, however, have you tried using the HgSubversion tool or the convert extension? You can find all the information here:


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