Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-31 00:53:51
On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 5:29 AM, Peter Dimov <lists_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Robert Ramey wrote:
> Why would anyone want to use this? and for what?
> It's a Linux thing.
> On Linux, you do
> apt-get install boost
> and you get a pre-built Boost release (1.55.0, for example, for the
> current Debian/Ubuntu distributions) automatically downloaded and installed
> into the system header and library locations.
> So if you then want to upgrade just Boost.Python, you could in theory
> download a standalone Boost.Python release and build it with the
> system-installed Boost.Build, against the system-installed dependencies
> such as Boost.SmartPtr.
> On Windows (and, I suppose, OS X), there's no such system-supplied Boost,
> so the above doesn't apply and Windows people don't see a point, in a
> similar manner to how Linux people can't see the point of bpm.
On Windows there's NuGet <https://www.nuget.org/packages/boost/>. And on
OSX there are various package manages (homebrew, macports, fink) and Xcode
integration packaging equivalent to NuGet (cocoapods).
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