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Subject: Re: [boost] VC10 config - some regressions in several libraries
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-29 17:25:59

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From: "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:43 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] VC10 config - some regressions in several libraries

> Wouldn't it be a good idea to release boost version 1.43 even
> with this pending issue.
> a) VC 10.0 has only been released for a month ( I believe )
> b) Presumably it will take a while from many copies to be "out there"
> So the number of users with this issue is not yet large.
> c) Anyone who really, really needs VC 10 and boost can likely
> wait a couple of months for either a VC 10 service pack or boost 1.44
> d) Looks like this is not a trivial issue. Attempts to address it
> in "panic mode" might well create unintended consequences which
> are currently unknown and can be very problematic. Seems like
> it would be better to address it in the normal methodical way.
> e) The sooner we get 1.43 out, the sooner that 1.44 will be out.
> f) Presure builds for "just one more fix" from other libraries -
> which can also lead to unforseen consequences.
> g) This way of handling it can generate a lot of extra work. We
> would hope that the "release process" be more routine and
> auotmated. This kinds of minor snafus - although probably
> unavoidable to some extent, should be minimized when we
> can. I believe that this one (vc 10 and gcc 4.5 issue) falls
> into this category.
> So I thik it should be considered to release 1.43 NOW and
> work on this other stuff for the next release.

I agree with Robert. Presure is a symptom of unexpected errors.

If a solution to this issue is found one week after 1.143 is released, the solution could be provided as a patch for the people needing it.


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