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Subject: Re: [boost] Losing history (Was: [git] Boost.Build location_
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-27 16:39:13

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hmmm.. Let's suppose for a moment that the modularization effort
> resulted in a repository which didn't include the current history.
> There's no reason that the old SVN has to go way. I guess it
> could be made read only.

Of course! That's been the plan all along, just as we didn't blow away
the old CVS repo when we switched to SVN.

The point at which SVN becomes read-only has been shown on the
schedule and on the action plan right from the start.

See and

> It would also be convienient that
> the web browsing feature be re-enabled.

Good point. The load on the IU server should be a lot less after we
switch to GitHub.

> That is, pre-history
> would still be available - just not a conveniently as now.

As Dave points out in a subsequent post, there will likely be several
ways to supply history via Git in addition to SVN.


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