Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-29 21:19:02
On 29/05/15 07:52 PM, Oleg Grunin wrote:
> On 5/29/15 2:32 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> On 29/05/15 02:26 PM, Nevin Liber wrote:
>>> On 29 May 2015 at 13:12, Stefan Seefeld <stefan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> Again, no code changes are involved. Right now Boost.Python is
>>>> built as
>>>> part of a Boost build, and likewise is released as part of a Boost
>>>> release. All I'm suggesting is to build and release Boost.Python
>>>> stand-alone, against an external Boost installation.
>>> Does that mean Boost.Python would no longer be part of a Boost release?
>> That would be the goal, yes. (Boost.Python doesn't have any dependencies
>> on recent Boost additions, so I expect it to be very stable with respect
>> to ongoing development in the rest of the Boost code.)
> In what sense then, will Boost.Python, decoupled from Boost, remain
> Boost.Python and not SmthElse.Python?
That does entirely depend on what we mean by "Boost". The way I would
like to see things evolve, Boost would become an umbrella organization
hosting certain projects (compare this to the Apache foundation at
http://www.apache.org/, for example).
Boost would not be a package that gets released once or twice per year.
So, in that sense, I expect that Boost.Python would be a "Boost member
project" which is released independently from other projects also hosted
by the Boost organization.
Does that make sense ?
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