Boost logo

Boost :

From: (noreply_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-18 21:23:32

Patches item #1703358, was opened at 2007-04-18 18:23
Message generated for change (Tracker Item Submitted) made by Item Submitter
You can respond by visiting:

Please note that this message will contain a full copy of the comment thread,
including the initial issue submission, for this request,
not just the latest update.
Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Aleksey Sanin (lsh123)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: patch for Visual Studio 8 + Windows x64 (AMD64)

Initial Comment:
This patch adds "vc8" build tool to jam and fixes several issues with building boost in Visual Studio 8 on AMD64 platform:

* tools/build/jam_src/build.bat

On Windows 64 the default location for Visual Studio is "C:\Program Files (x86)\...". The ( ) confuses the bat file big time and I had to workaround it by using quotes and DeQuote function.

* tools/build/jam_src/build.jam and tools/build/jam_src/jambase.c

Simply new "vc8" tool

* tools/build/jam_src/pathunix.c

Changed DWORD -> int because on VC8 DWORD is unsigned which causes problem when we have pos=0 (then prev_pos is a huge number and everything is screwed).

* boost/config/abi/msvc_prefix.hpp

Make alignment consistent with STLPort.

* boost/config/abi/msvc_prefix.hpp

It seems that this workaround is not needed in the final version of VC 8

* libs/thread/src/once.cpp

This is a known issue ( Unfortunately, I can't figure out a better way to fix this.


You can respond by visiting:

This email is sponsored by DB2 Express
Download DB2 Express C - the FREE version of DB2 express and take
control of your XML. No limits. Just data. Click to get it now.
Boost-bugs mailing list

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at