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From: Douglas Gregor (doug.gregor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-05 21:10:04

Boost 1.33.1, the latest version of peer-reviewed, portable C++
libraries, has been released. This is a bug fix release addressing
many small problems with the 1.33.0 release. It is a recommended
upgrade for all users of Boost 1.33.0.

Boost is available at

Updated Libraries include:

     * Any Library: Cast to reference types introduced in 1.33.0 is now
       documented on any_cast documentation page.
     * Config Library: Don't undef BOOST_LIB_TOOLSET after use.
     * Boost.Python:
           o The build now assumes Python 2.4 by default, rather than
           o Support Python that's built without Unicode support
           o Support for wrapping classes with overloaded address-of (&)
     * Smart Pointer Library: Fixed problems under Metrowerks
       CodeWarrior on PowerPC (Mac OS X) with inlining on, GNU GCC on
       PowerPC 64.
     * Regex Library: Fixed the supplied makefiles, and other small
       compiler specific changes. Refer to the regex history page for
       more information on these and other small changes.
     * Iostreams Library: Improved the interface for accessing a chain's
       components, added is_open members to the file and file descriptor
       devices, fixed memory-mapped files on Windows, and made minor
       changes to the documentation.
     * Functional/Hash Library: Fixed the points example.
     * Multi-index Containers Library: Fixed a problem with
       multithreaded code, and other minor changes. Refer to the library
       release notes for further details.
     * Graph Library:
           o Fixed a problem with the relaxed heap on x86 Linux (fixes
             bug in dijkstra_shortest_paths).
           o Fixed problems with cuthill_mckee_ordering and
             king_ordering producing no results.
           o Added color_map parameter to dijkstra_shortest_paths.
     * Signals Library: Fixed problems with the use of Signals across
       shared library boundaries.
     * Thread library: read_write_mutex has been removed due to problems
       with deadlocks.
     * Wave library (V1.2.1) Fixed a couple of problems, refer to the
       change log for further details.

Supported Compilers

Boost is tested on a wide range of compilers and platforms. Since
Boost libraries rely on modern C++ features not available in all
compilers, not all Boost libraries will work with every compiler. The
following compilers and platforms have been extensively tested with
Boost, although many other compilers and platforms will work as
well. For more information, see the regression test results.

New for this release: Support for building with the newest STLport-5.0
was added. The support includes building with MinGW Runtime 3.8 plus
STLport-5.0 improved to support wide character operations. Apple GCC
4.0, HP Tru64 C++, and Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0 are supported
platforms. We have added an experimental autoconf-like configure
script for Unix-like systems: run configure --help for more

     * Apple GCC 3.3, 4.0 on Mac OS X.
     * Borland C++ 5.6.4 on Windows.
     * GNU C++ 2.95.3 (with and without STLport), 3.2.x., 3.3.x, 3.4.x,
       4.0.x on Windows, Linux and Solaris.
     * HP C++ for Tru64 UNIX 7.1.
     * Intel C++ 8.1, 9.0 on Windows, Linux.
     * Metrowerks CodeWarrior 8.3, 9.4, 9.5 on Mac OS X and Windows.
     * Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (sp5, with and without STLport), 7.0,
       7.1, 8.0. Note: Boost does not support the non-standard "Safe"
       C++ Library shipping with Visual C++ 8.0, which may result in
       many spurious warnings from Boost headers and other standards-
       conforming C++ code. To suppress these warnings, define the macro


Douglas Gregor managed this release.

A great number of people contributed their time and expertise to make
this release possible. Special thanks go to Aleksey Gurtovoy and Misha
Bergal, who managed to keep the regression testing system working
throughout the release process; David Abrahams, Beman Dawes, Aleksey
Gurtovoy, Bronek Kozicki, Rene Rivera and Jonathan Turkanis for
greatly improving the quality of this release; Rene Rivera for the new
Boost web page design; and Zoltan "cad" Juhasz for the new Boost logo.

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