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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-11 10:16:30

Nicola Musatti wrote:
> 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.

We did do that for BBv2, or I should say mostly Volodya has done that.
BBv2 has had releases now for more than 3 years
And has seen most of it's use outside Boost for those 3 years.

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