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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] is still broken
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-21 20:45:30

On 10/21/2013 7:47 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 21 Oct 2013 at 21:46, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Well, I do have a Windows box, but last time I checked, there was a dozen of flavours
>> of MinGW. Stephan, can you point at whatever packages needs to be downloaded to
>> try?
> Be aware that I found any Mingw after the one based on GCC 4.6.4 is
> broken with Boost in various unhelpful ways (e.g. generating
> assembler ops its assembler won't accept). In fact, of course, Mingw
> with GCC 4.6 was also broken (e.g. <atomic> does not implement
> actually atomic operations), but it had been around long enough
> people had patched for it.

Do you know Which Boost libraries are broken with MingW using gcc 4.6.4
on up ?

I have tested some of my own things on trunk with MingW and gcc-4.7.0
and gcc.4.7.2 and they are testing OK, so I want to understand what
Boost code is broken.

> Mingw-w64 is absolutely fine though, and I very strongly recommend
> its use over traditional Mingw. Mingw-w64 was so trouble free that it
> just worked for me first time, which was quite a novel experience.

I will try this out also. Thanks !

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