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From: Matt Doyle (mdoyle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-10 15:44:32

> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thomas Witt
> Johan Nilsson wrote:
> > Paul Baxter wrote:
> >
> > 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).
> That are all valid points, but at the end of the day we just
> don't have
> the resources. We can barely support one build system.
> FWIW users that depend on v1 can always use 1.33.x
> Thomas

Doesn't this seem rather Microsoft-ish? I'm thinking of .NET, the
attitude was you wouldn't accept it when we offered it to you so now
we're going to force it on you. And, if you really don't want .NET you
can always use VC6.5. Do you see the parallels here? If it has to go
away, and I'm not saying for a moment that it shouldn't, v1 should at
least be formally deprecated for one release cycle so as not to catch
the users off guard.


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