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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-16 02:05:51

Hi Reece,

> Most commercial software uses some form of version control system to
> track software. Open source projects and even "home grown" projects use
> VCS of some form or other.
> My question is this: is there interest in VCS support for performing
> options like checkout and diff from inside BBv2?
> Support would include the following VCS systems: CVS, subversion and
> perforce.
> I don't have anything available yet, just probing interest.

We talked about it once with Steven Knight (SCons developer), when he was
adding Subversion support to SCons. I never understood why adding svn support
to a build tool makes any sense, and still don't understand it now.

The biggest questions is: to use Boost.Build to checkout anything at all, you
need Jamfile, and you surely need to keep everything in Subversion, so you
need to checkout Jamfile first. And if you checkout Jamfile, why don't you
checkout all of your project?

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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