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Subject: Re: [boost] Modularized CMake-able Boost (was: Respecting a projects toolchain decisions)
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-28 20:47:46

At Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:12:30 +0100,
Daniel Pfeifer wrote:
> Could you describe the role of this "CMake-guy" in more detail?

* Marcus Hanwell of Kitware did a bunch of work on CMake builds for
  modularized boost, but we never got to the point that *everything*
  built, installed, and passed the tests. I'm not up-to-speed on the
  specifics of which parts worked and which didn't, but Eric filed
  some bug reports someplace. He also prepared a dashboard
  More details at

* Denis Arnaud has been maintaining a (non-modularized) Boost-CMake
  distribution; it's being used for packaging boost for one of the
  Linux distros, IIUC. see
  for details.

* Someone who really knows CMake needs to pull these efforts together
  and get them into solid working condition.

* Ideally we'd be able to compare the results from the current Boost
  testing matrix with those generated for the new system

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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