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Subject: Re: [boost] Changes to VS 2012 config
From: Eoin O'Callaghan (eoinocal_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-11-29 05:43:55

As a user, support for the XP targeting toolset in VS 2012 Update 1
would be extremely useful.

Kind regards,

On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:59 AM, Sebastian Redl
<sebastian.redl_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.
> Sebastian
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