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From: Chris Fairles (chris.fairles_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-04 06:44:20

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 6:26 AM, Stefano Delli Ponti
<stefano.delliponti_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Boris wrote:
>> I stumbled over Boost.Process some months ago. The library was created as
>> a Google Summer of Code project in 2006 (see
>> As I needed the functionality
>> provided by this library and didn't manage to contact the author I went
>> through the code myself to tidy it up, fix various bugs, convert the
>> documentation to DocBook etc.
> Hello Boris,
> I am very interested in this library and I have always thought it was an
> important missing piece in boost. I'm happy that you have taken over and
> revived the project.
> I can organize some tests on a POSIX platform.
> Regards,
> Stefano
>> I also added one minor but important improvement: With Boost.Asio 1.1 it's
>> now possible to use asynchronous I/O (on Windows the macro
>> BOOST_PROCESS_WINDOWS_USE_NAMED_PIPE must be defined as on Windows only
>> named pipes support asynchronous I/O).
>> I've been using the library myself only on Windows so far where it seems
>> to work fine. I didn't make any tests yet on a POSIX platform. I didn't
>> update the documentation yet much either. And I have no idea how to
>> integrate the samples and test programs into Boost.Build (there are two
>> Jamfiles but don't be surprised if they don't work :).
>> As this library wasn't touched for nearly 2 years I don't know if there is
>> any interest at all. As I had tidied up the code now anyway for my own
>> purposes I provide a new snapshot for the community. You can find everything
>> (including a link to download version 0.2) here:
>> Boris
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I've been using boost.process for quite some time. I've made some
hefty modifications to the posix parts to allow ptraceing of child
processes, the code is available here:

I could also do some posix testing if needed.


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