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Subject: [boost] [Locale] Preview of 3rd version
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-10 06:19:22

Hello All,


I want to announce a preview of the third version of Boost.Locale:


There are following significant changes:

- Implemented multiple localization backends:
  - icu - the default and recommended backend, based on ICU library
  - std - based on C++ standard library localizations support,
  - posix - based on POSIX 2008 API (newlocale, strftime_l,...)
  - winapi - based on Windows API functions
- Significantly simplified locale generation.
- Improvements in UTF-8 handling by ICU where possible
- Thread safety fixes when using ICU library
- Fixed std::codecvt facet support to handle UTF-16 instead of UCS-2 only.
- Removed support of compilers missing wide character support,
  gcc-3.4 on windows is not supported any more, latest gcc-4.x required with
  support of wide streams and strings, for example gcc-4.5

Tested Platforms:

- Compilers: GCC (3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 4.5/c++0x), Intel 11.0, MSVC 2008,
- Operating Systems: Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, Windows XP, Cygwin 1.7, (TODO
Mac OS X)
- ICU version: 3.6 to 4.4

Request To Site managers

Please, update download link


Is there anybody who wants to volunteer to be a review manager?



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