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Subject: Re: [boost] Deprecation Policy
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-20 20:46:01

On 20/05/15 07:59 PM, Peter Dimov wrote:
> That is, Boost.Build itself is absolutely standalone, but not all
> Boost.Build releases will work with a given Boost release.
> Which is very likely why distributions package Boost.Build from the
> Boost release, instead of using a standalone release - it's guaranteed
> to be compatible.

I understand. So if Boost.Build were to released stand-alone, dependent
packages (such as the fictional Boost-without-BB or Boost.Python) would
have to test what (earliest) version of Boost.Build will work (assuming
future Boost.Build releases will remain compatible, which is another
serious concern), and then document that requirement appropriately.
This is all doable, and other package have done this forever.


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