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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Storing boost as a 'vendor library' within svn and minimising it's size
From: Kevin.Stevens_at_[hidden]
Date: 2010-07-14 09:43:29

I agree that it is awkward, and can seriously deteriorate the performance of some source control systems, but it is common and often necessary. I have even heard of some firms that put their compilers and build tools under source control as well, so that at any point in time in the future, they can go back and recreate a build, if they still have compatible hardware. Some systems like Perforce really didn't deal well (as of ~5 years ago) with a large number of large binaries in the system.


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From: boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-users-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Mathias Gaunard
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 5:30 AM
To: boost-users_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Storing boost as a 'vendor library' within svn and minimising it's size

On 14/07/10 09:40, David Aldrich wrote:
> Hi
>> Doing a "bjam stage" from the root directory of the destination folder
>> will
>> build what you copied over, or you can of course copy binaries from the
>> existing distribution.
> Thanks, I will just copy the libraries over.
> I guess that since I am copying over the binaries, I can delete the libs folder of the bcp destination folder (as it contains only .cpp files and build files). Would you agree?

Isn't it weird to put binaries under revision control?

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