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From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-12 10:31:59

Douglas Gregor wrote:

> On Thursday 11 December 2003 11:50 pm, Scott Meyers wrote:
>>>There are real advantages to the CVS version of Boost in general and
>>>Filesystem in particular: lots of improvements and bug fixes, plus better
>>>"getting started" documentation and procedures.
>>I'd like to give the CVS version a try, but I'm not sure how to do it.
>> Am I just overlooking something really obvious?
> There's a tarball of Boost CVS here (built hourly, I think):

Although cvs is a bit daunting at first, you don't really need
to learn much. And it's worth having on your computer if you
want to try cutting edge code from open or free source projects.

If you're on Windows and have cygwin installed, cvs is one of the
optional packages that you can install. Otherwise, you can just download
the command-line version from
and follow the instructions on

I'm not sure what the status of the official CVS repository
is, but I've always had better luck using the

Also, although I also like using the CVS version, because it has all
the latest improvements that I desperately want, it does occasionally
fall into a temporary state of disrepair, which can be a bit

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