Subject: Re: [boost] [build] bootstrap.sh is still broken
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-21 02:20:01
On 21.10.2013 07:58, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> on Sat Oct 19 2013, "Stephan T. Lavavej" <stl-AT-nuwen.net> wrote:
>> For months, I've been pinging the boost-build list about bootstrap.sh being
>> completely broken for MinGW, with no response.
>> As the 1.55.0 branch is closing in just a week, it would be wonderful if
>> somebody could look at and apply my two patches that are ready to go:
>> Note that they will fix this: https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/8762
> If the maintainers are unresponsive to something like this it would seem
> to argue for giving up on Boost.Build ASAP.
We might want to first give up on git transition, given that after all these
years you are still *discussing* what is the appropriate workflow?
And on the mingw topic, I might have missed something, but I think the major
issue is still mingw vs. gcc naming inconsistency between bootstrap.sh
and b2 proper - which is ugly, but not quite a showstopper?