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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows 8 Apps]
From: Joshua Boyce (raptorfactor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-08 11:57:55

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 2:48 AM, Johannes Sartisohn <
jsartisohn_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I've searched the boost website and the mailing list archives back to
> january and didn't find any helpful information on my subject.
> My question is whether there are plans to support compiling the boost
> library for Windows 8 using only the WinRT APIs. That is, to support boost
> for Windows Store/Metro Style apps in Windows 8.
> Or is there already a way (e.g. via preprocessor direcitve) that I didn't
> find, to disable the unsupported Win32 API calls when compiling on Windows?
> Cheers
> Johannes
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This is actually a really good question. I'm not sure it could be done for
all libraries (Interprocess for example), but certainly a lot of the
libraries that don't currently compile could probably be 'ported' (as lots
of the APIs that were removed from WinRT have counterparts that are
basically the same thing, but slightly newer versions with different


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