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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-26 08:55:51

Pedro Lamarão wrote:
> Stefan Seefeld escreveu:
>> Benjamin Kosnik wrote:
>>>> Has any thought been put into releasing multiple split boost packages
>>>> containing orthogonal functionality (boost.python, boost.wave, boost.serialization,
>>>> etc.) ?
>>> Some. There are some intra-dependencies, and the split would add more
>>> complications to an already too-complicated build process IMHO.
>> Ah well. Unfortunately not everybody agrees that boost is not modular enough.
> I've seen this discussion before, and never saw any proof of concept for
> this modular release approach.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'proof of concept'. Use cases I have in mind

* The ability to install individual components.
* The ability to build a dependent component such that prerequisite components
  may be preinstalled or part of the same tree (say, on my FC6 laptop, I have
  'boost.core' and 'boost.graph' rpms installed, and want to compile 'boost.python'
  from mainline).
* The ability to run test suites for components, with all prerequisite components
  already installed.

I believe that having support for the above would make life for (almost)
everyone much easier, since components could be developed, built, tested, and
released (oh, and used ! :-) ) more independently.


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