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Subject: Re: [boost] Future of Boost Windows Installers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-01 18:30:17

on Thu Jan 31 2013, Dave Abrahams <> wrote:

> Hi,
> As many of you already know, I'm going to work at Apple in late
> February, and BoostPro is closing its doors. For many years, the Boost
> Getting Started Guide has suggested that Windows users pop over to
> BoostPro's website and use the latest installer to get Windows binaries.
> We'd like to donate to the community the technology used to build those
> installers. If anyone would like to pick up the job of creating them,
> we'd be happy to offer guidance.
> Right now I'm on a plane where an uplink to GitHub is creeping along at
> 4KB/s, so I've been pushing the stuff up in bits and pieces and the
> latest stuff isn't up there, but it's going to
> and will be complete within 24
> hours.

That's now done. Since Tom Kent has been making binaries for some time
now, it'd be awesome if he'd consider taking over this responsibility
(hint, hint).

> Whatever happens with this installer code, someone is going to need to
> update the Getting Started Guide, either to point at the installer's new
> home, or to remove references to it.

Dave Abrahams
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