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Subject: Re: [boost] [winapi] Default target Windows version
From: Sergey Cheban (s.cheban_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-23 07:35:39

On 23.10.2013 0:56, Peter Dimov wrote:

> A somewhat reasonable compromise would be to only default to Vista for VC++
> versions targeting Vista by default (VS2010, or was that VS2012?), and to XP for
> previous releases. If someone is still on VS2005 (say), he probably doesn't want
> to only run on Vista.
1. It is also possible to support the MsBuild toolsets (i.e. v120, v120_xp or
Windows7.1SDK). Unfortunately, toolsets mean something different for the boost
build system.
In the tools/build/v2/tools/msvc.jam I see only the following:
# Known toolset versions, in order of preference.
.known-versions = 12.0 11.0 10.0 10.0express 9.0 9.0express 8.0 8.0express 7.1
     7.1toolkit 7.0 6.0 ;

2. Please note that there is also the Windows Runtime API. To use it, one has to
define WINAPI_FAMILY=WINAPI_FAMILY_APP (by default, windows.h defines

Sergey Cheban

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