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From: Jonathan Wakely (jwakely.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-04-17 13:55:55

On Fri, 17 Apr 2020 at 14:53, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I've once again got lost trying to find how to check out Boost from Git.
> I started at and (after some missteps) went to
> which tells me
> "Details of the git repositories are on the Boost wiki."
> That takes me to a page with about 20 links. Eventually I decided that
> the 13th one is the one I want:
> Getting Started with Modular Boost
> That takes me to a page that says:
> "This page is superseded by
> Please help
> migrate the rest of the old wiki !"
> But when I go to that page it says:
> "The Boost Wiki is at:"
> So I go there instead, which has nothing about Git.
> The "Getting Started" page has a link to "Getting Started with Modular
> Boost Library Development using Git" right at the very bottom, and the
> "Getting Started - Using Git" link in the sidebar takes me to a
> different page with very generic Git info (not specific to Boost), and
> again, near the bottom, is the "Getting Started with Modular Boost
> Library Development using Git" link. So I click that and ...
> I'm back in Trac, at
> I don't care bout Boost's use of Git Flow. I don't care about your
> branching policy, I want to check out the repo!
> It turns out that on the front page of
> I should have clicked the "Cheat
> Sheet" link in the sidebar:
> Could you please make that easier to find from
> It seems to me that
> should just link straight to that cheat sheet, or to another page with
> the correct git submodule commands for checking out the repo.

Also, several links from the page should be fixed to
go to the right place in the new github wiki, instead of to a page
that says "this has moved to X" and then when you got to X it says
"the wiki is at Y", and just links to the front page of Y (not the
page you were actually trying to find).

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