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 <dave-AT-boostpro.com> wrote:
> 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
> http://github.com/boostpro/installer and will be complete within 24
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
> 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 BoostPro Computing Software Development Training http://www.boostpro.com Clang/LLVM/EDG Compilers C++ Boost
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