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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-21 18:21:09

My colleague just showed me a very concise example of how he created a
service that can be registered with Windows. The same code works for
Unix as well.

I don't think there are any boost libraries that can do this yet.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Cliff Green
> Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 3:10 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] ANN: POCO - C++ Portable Components
> I've only quickly scanned the POCO web page, but it
> appears that there is quite a bit of overlap with Boost
> (and will be even more overlap in the future). In
> particular:
> - Threading (existing in Boost, with upcoming
> enhancements)
> - Network programming (Asio, in upcoming release)
> - Streams, Filesystem (FS and Iostreams already in Boost)
> - Shared libraries, loading (talked about but not in
> Boost)
> - Logging, error reporting (submitted but rejected,
> promised for future Boost review)
> - Security (not sure if any overlap with Boost)
> - XML parsing (talked about, urgently needed in Boost,
> IMO)
> - Configuration file, options handling (Program Options
> already in Boost, Property Tree in future release)
> It might be interesting to compare interfaces,
> functionality, and semantics, however. Or see if parts of
> the POCO components should be reworked as needed and
> submitted for review to be part of Boost.
> ACE is a very mature, capable, and well-tested set of
> libraries (despite the initial appearance of some web
> pages). It has some real advantages (and some
> disadvantages, mostly dealing with it's age, since it's
> vintage is close to 15 years). I and others have made
> comments and given short overviews of ACE in previous
> Boost postings, so a search through the Boost archives
> would help. ACE and Boost are quite different in
> interfaces and approach, so there's not much (if any) mix
> and match between the two (parallel co-existence works
> just fine, as I can attest to from experience).
> Cliff
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