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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.44] Beta progress?
From: Matthias Troyer (troyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-20 14:21:34

On 19 Jul 2010, at 22:22, Robert Ramey wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> [sent from tiny mobile device]
>> On Jul 19, 2010, at 5:48 PM, "Robert Ramey" <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> I had neglected to bump the library version # . Doh!!!.
>>> THAT is the real problem.
>> That'll do it. Consider inserting the boost version number as well;
>> that gets bumped by the release managers so you can't forget ;-)
> actually the library version # has been bumped only when there
> was a change in file format - which was less frequent than
> boost releases.
> lol - hold on to you hat - here we go.
> But I think this question raises a much more interesting
> aspect of boost.
> I think the concept of a boost release version is rapidly
> becoming out of date and irrelevant. Everything points
> to a future of less coupling between libraries. In the
> future, I think each library will have it's own
> interface version number and a separate implementation
> version number. A "boost release" will only be a list
> of library version numbers - and of course a snapshot
> of a set of libraries. In general, a library won't be
> able to know what boost release it will be part of.
> Another way of saysing this is that to me boost
> release is "deployment". In the future there will
> be different "deployments". TRx subset, reviewed,
> current and maintained, etc. So the idea of
> putting the boost release into a library would
> be circular and not actually doable.

Hi Robert,

What you can do is just bump the version number with every release of Boost.Serialization, even if you think that nothing has changed.


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