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From: Kevin Heifner (heifner_k_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-15 10:13:42

Dave Harris wrote:
> In-Reply-To: <drn6le$4d0$1_at_[hidden]>
> rh_gmane_at_[hidden] (Russell Hind) wrote (abridged):
>> Can't people still working with this just use 1.33.x version of boost?
> I completely agree. People who won't upgrade VC++ 6 shouldn't expect to
> upgrade boost. I see no need for "depreciated" here.

ACE, another widely used C++ library, is dropping support for
VC6. Here is the message that just came across ace-users.


Hi folks,

After the x.5.1 release the DOC group will be dropping support
for the following compilers, platforms, and features:

* Deprecated compilers

   VC6, VC7.0, KAI C++, Visual Age 5, CBuilderX,
   Sun C++ older than 5.x, Centerline C++, Kylix3

* Deprecated platforms

   DGUX, pSOS, m88, irix5, SCO unix, Chorus, AIX 4.x, HPUX 10.20,
   UnixWare, SunOS 4, Cray/Unicos, OSF/1, MVS, RTEMS, LynxOS 3.x.

* Deprecated features

   Explicit templates for ACE, old AMI mapping for TAO, emulated
   exceptions in TAO

If you want support to continue on any of these
compilers/platforms please contact one of the companies listed at

for commercial support or volunteer to provide an autobuild for these
platforms and keep them up-to-date.



Kevin Heifner  heifner @
           Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)

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