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Subject: Re: [boost] Moving away from SourceForge
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-01-23 13:02:58

On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 11:44 AM, Diego Rodriguez-Losada <
diego.rlosada_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM, Louis Dionne <ldionne.2_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As part of JFrog, I would like to offer Bintray services for this
> migration. Bintray counts with several features that could be relevant for
> the Boost community and users:
> * Not stagnating - 2 billion downloads a month and growing
> * Backed up by Akamai – the most powerful CDN in the world for faster
> downloads
> * Watches and badges – uses can follow and get notifications when new
> versions are released
> * Organizations support – people that create and publish Boost can be part
> of the organization with powerful permissions
> * REST API – tooling around resolution and deployments of Boost, it's very
> easy and powerful with Bintray
> Bintray will sponsor the hosting, so no costs for the Boost community, in a
> similar way as JFrog did for hosting the Mac OSX Homebrew binary bottles.
> We might be able to also provide support for executing the migration,
> writing scripts for copying the artifacts from sourceforge, etc.

FYI.. We already use Bintray, and it was the first alternative I tried
after evaluating various <>. But there where
various problems we encountered to use it for general releases. The key one
being what Tom mentioned:

One thing that we found that couldn't be replicated at any of the other
major OSS hosting sites was the ability to have the windows binaries in the
same location. These files are quite large (200MB x 12 visual studio
version + 1.4GB for the combined archive), and none of the sites that we
looked at could support them. There was also (I believe) a general
consensus that we wanted to keep those at the same place as the source

Is it possible to support that use case? As an example here are the files
we are talking about we had problems with <>.

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