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Subject: Re: [boost] Default variants on windows
From: Hansi (hansipet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-08 09:56:12

Vladimir Prus schrieb:
> Hansi wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus schrieb:
>>> Per:
>>> we have a problem that the default set of libraries
>>> build on Windows does not match autolink defaults, which
>>> causes confusion. In that issue, John say that the only
>>> sensible solution for Windows is to build all possible
>>> variants by default (IIRC, a total of 6). I would like
>>> other Windows developers to comment if that is sensible
>>> solution. In particular, is it best to build all possible
>>> variants that user might need, or build just the variants
>>> that autolink needs by default, so that user can build other
>>> later.
>>> Note that I can add arbitrary explanation messages into
>>> the build process -- both to warn the user that a scary
>>> pile of things will be built, and to warn the user that only
>>> couple of variants will be built.
>>> - Volodya
>> I think it is needed also SCL_SECURE variant! it is really important...
> I am afraid this is not the answer to my question. If you implicitly suggest
> that we build 12 variants by default, then I'm afraid this is just not
> practical. Nobody will have the patience to wait till the build is done.

Maybe it is not needed to make all variants, but it is important to make
it possible to make all variants and that it is possible to see which
one it is. The default may be should be the default of the environment..

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