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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.38] CMake support added to release branch?
From: Max (loadcom_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-01 20:06:12

> >
> > On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 11:57 AM, John Maddock <john_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> >> I see from the 1.38 news section that experimental CMake support has
> >> added to the release: I thought we were going to have a review before
> >> happened?
> >
> > Hum... I must have missed that discussion, and OK'ed the request to
> >
> > The CMake support is certainly experimental, but do you think there is
> > any harm done by including it in the release in its current state? We
> > can certainly publicize the fact that the support is experimental.
> Hi,
> I think that the inclusion of a experimental tool/library needs some
> Why CMake needs to be included on 1.38 as experimental? Who will
> and why she can not experiment from the sandbox?
> Which test cases have been runned and on which machines?
> Where can we get the documentation?
> What does it means "the support is experimental"?
> Can any developer add a non review library or tool as experimental on the
> distribution?
> Resuming, what makes CMake different from other tools/libraries?
> Thanks,
> Vicente

I have similar questions. I think it would be good if there is available
some explanation/
background on CMake. What's it benefit (over existing bjam, etc.)? Will
bjam be deprecated?
and so on. Such explanations will make things much clearer and

Thanks for your attention.


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