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Subject: Re: [boost] Version information for Boost library
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-17 22:29:26

At Sun, 17 Oct 2010 15:57:16 -0400,
Edward Diener wrote:
> On 10/17/2010 5:36 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
> > At Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:31:19 -0400,
> > Edward Diener wrote:
> >>
> >> Does Boost have any policy regarding the way version information
> >> should be attached to a library ?
> >
> > I don't even think I really understand the question. Could you be
> > more specific?
> For a given Boost library, or a library in the sandbox, what is the
> usual way of indicating to the end-user what is the version of that
> library ? I am thinking of nn.nn version number schemes, although
> nn.nn.nn.nn are more common in Windows and Linux.
> I understand that for a library which is part of the Boost
> distribution the version is essentially the distribution of Boost in
> which that library is included. But if Boost does pursue a means by
> which individual libraries can be updated and distributed separately I
> think that each library needs a way to tell the end-user what
> "version" it is.
> For libraries in the sandbox, is there any usual way to indicate to
> the end-user what "version" of the library is there ?
> Obviously I can just choose my own way, which I have done, but I am
> wondering if there is some more standard Boost way which has been
> discussed.

No, unfortunately not, but I believe we're going to have to
standardize on one soon, as boost becomes modularized.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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