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From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-11 05:15:38

From: Maciej Sobczak
> LynxOS here (distributed real-time control systems), with g++ 2.95
> toolchain. No way to upgrade for the foreseeable future [snip]
> I try to promote Boost for development here and there's a lot of
> "resistance". If Boost drops support for 2.95, it might be an
> additional argument against using Boost at all
That's an issue.

> (On the other hand, if we're using stone-age compilers, we might as
> well stick to some existing Boost version - if it's accepted for
> use - and just not follow its evolution. That's still fine,
> because the most fundamental Boost libraries are already stable
> and useable.)

I think that is the best solution. It DOES mean that boost needs to
keep a copy of 1.33.1 readily available, with a note "this is the last
version which supported g++ 2.95"

> Having said that and being still completely serious, I'd drop support
> for 2.95 and for everything else (VC++6.0, others?) that's already not
> supported even by the company or organization that made it.

I think the above note should read "... which supported g++ 2.95 and VC
6.0" :-)

Martin Bonner
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ENGLAND Tel: +44 (0)1223 203894

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