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From: Nicola Musatti (Nicola.Musatti_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-11 04:28:45

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Matt Doyle wrote:
>>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thomas Witt
>>> FWIW users that depend on v1 can always use 1.33.x
>> 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?
> There is one significant difference, Boost.Build is not a Boost library.
> It's a tool Boost uses to make the the distribution and building easier.
> I.e. BB is independent of the Boost releases.

If it is then it should have been developed separately, tested, released
and only then integrated into Boost, at the start of the first
subsequent release cycle. As it is Boost appears to be a gigantic unit
test for Boost.Build.

Nicola Musatti

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