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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-10 04:16:39

Paul Baxter wrote:


> I'm slightly surprised that boost build V1 is 'disappearing' because
> I also see it as a boost library, something that users have been
> using for larger projects. Can you point me to where it stated in
> previous releases or on the website that v1 wouldn't be available for
> this release. Perhaps a period of 'deprecated' but available might be
> in order.
> I'm not disagreeing that from a maintenance point of view, boost
> itself should all build with v2 and be the way forward, just that
> removing v1 support in Robert's script rather than keeping a v1 copy
> in a deprecated
> area may be problematic to people who have large developments built
> on v1. I'm not even suggesting V1 need be actively supported as an
> alternative in v1.34 of boost, just that it isn't actively removed.

FWIW, I agree.

Keeping BBv1 in CVS and instead making BBv2 the default when executing
"bjam" for this release would be easier on the users, in combination with
adding support for "bjam --v1". Perhaps also some deprecation warnings
should be output when building with v1.

BBv1 could then be removed from Boost CVS in 1.35 and made available as a
separate download (tgz, zip).

/ Johan

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