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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Lite Version
From: Jean-Sebastien Stoezel (js.stoezel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-13 17:52:47


As I said in my email, it would be 30% of a couple hundreds kbytes of
ROM and 30% of a couple dozens of RAM.

To give you an example, lately I have been using FreeRTOS. This RTOS
is not POSIX and not supported by Boost. However I would like my
applications to be able to start a FreeRTOS taks using the thread
library. Same with semaphores.

On 13-Mar-09, at 8:46 AM, Vicente Botet Escriba wrote:

> Jean-Sebastien stoezel wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been using Boot for desktop applications and I'm very happy
>> with it. It allows me to write portable and reusable code on all the
>> platforms I've been supporting.
>> I also develop C++ applications for small embedded devices, that have
>> very limited ROM and RAM capabilities (several hundreds of kilo bytes
>> of ROM and dozens of kilobytes of RAM). The Boost libraries cannot be
>> used as is for these devices, since the OSes (RTOS I should say) that
>> run on these devices are not supported by Boost. Then my code for
>> these devices is not as portable and reusable as I which it would be.
>> I've developed my own accross-platform generic interface for these
>> devices and it's starting to look like Boost... Except it's not Boost
>> and it's still very proprietary, in the niche sense.
>> I am very interested in having a (real) lite version of Boost for
>> these embedded devices, even if it only consists of stub functions.
>> Is there already an on going effort to do this? Again, the idea is a
>> lite version, something that would fit in less than 30% of the memory
>> of a microcontroller.
>> Jean-Sebastien
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> Hi,
> I would like to have some clarifications.
> Most of the boost libraries are header only; Is it about the size of
> the
> static/shared compiled libraries you are tallking?
> How many 30% of the memory of a microcontroller represents? What is
> the size
> of the libraries you need?
> Could you state what do you need that it is not portable on your
> platform?
> I don't know what can be done with a lite version (with stubs),
> could you
> eleborate?
> Have you tried to port the parts of Boost you need and don't work on
> your
> platform?
> I think most of the concerned authors will apreciate a patch?
> Best regards,
> Vicente
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