Subject: Re: [boost] [build] bootstrap.sh is still broken
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-22 22:20:54
on Sun Oct 20 2013, Vladimir Prus <ghost-AT-cs.msu.su> wrote:
> 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?
As far as I can tell Git is totally irrelevant to the question.
> 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?
I have no idea what the technical issues are. We have a broken
relationship between maintainers and users here.
-- Dave Abrahams
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