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Subject: Re: [boost] Version information for Boost library
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-18 01:38:14

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.

I had something to say about this back in May

It didn't seem to generate much interest at the time.

Robert Ramey

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