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Subject: Re: [boost] Changes to VS 2012 config
From: Sebastian Redl (sebastian.redl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-29 03:59:33

On 29.11.2012 03:25, Eric Niebler wrote:
> Herb has been pretty clear about this. The CTP releases are what we'll
> get until the next major VS release, and the CTP releases are not
> intended for production use. I see this as mostly Microsoft trying to
> limit its liability. For Boost's purposes, I'd like to see us treat
> the CTP releases as full-fledged toolsets. I don't expect the CTPs
> will get bugfixes. We'll just get another CTP. But that's just a
> guess; don't quote me.
Haven't seen Herb's videos, but from the blog posts I've seen, that's
not how it works.
The CTPs are just that: community technical previews. In other words,
pre-betas. Eventually (like Update 1 just did) they will become
out-of-band releases. The VS2012 IDE will remain the same, but either
the toolset is updated or you get a new selectable platform toolset.
Update 1 added a new toolset. Update 2 (or whatever they'll call the
variadics update) might not, if the compiled part of the runtime remains
the same (or if MS simply doesn't care to give their users the choice).
So we should treat the Updates as releases for Boost, but the CTPs are
just betas. We can support them in the trunk, but if the final release
of that Update has changes, don't expect Boost to support the CTP variant.


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