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From: Christopher Cambly (ccambly_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-21 12:25:11

doug.gregor_at_[hidden] wrote on 08/21/2007 11:52:43 AM:

> The Subversion tarball over at Meta-comm hasn't been updated in a very
> long time, so all of our regression tests are out-of-date (and some,
> like I just reported to the main developer's list, are hanging
> machines).
> So, my first question: why are we relying on tarballs at all to get
> Boost from Subversion? It seems like we would be much better over just
> having the script do an "svn checkout" once (via "http", of course,
> not "https") and then "svn up" before running the tests. That should
> eliminate one of our failure points...
> - Doug

>From our side, we prefer the tarball since we cannot install SVN on our
machines without a legal review and approval of SVN itself. We are an
oddity on this point, but it truly saves us a ton of hassle having
a tarball available.

Chris Cambly
XL C++ Compiler Development

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