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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-21 13:52:57

on Tue Aug 21 2007, Christopher Cambly <> wrote:

> 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 long time, so all of our regression tests are out-of-date (and some,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.

Dave Abrahams
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