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Subject: [boost] [Hana] Postponing release to 1.61.0
From: Louis Dionne (ldionne.2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-22 13:43:53


Some of you might know that I have been pushing hard to deliver Hana with
the next Boost release. I have even taken the (soft) engagement to do so
at CppCon in last September.

However, due to some time constraints, it is now clear that Hana will not be
included in Boost 1.60.0, the limit for new libraries being yesterday. I hoped
really hard to make it in time for Boost 1.60.0, but the closing of the release
branch ~1 month before the release date got me by surprise.

All in all, this is not too bad since there are still a couple issues that
must be addressed, and I believe that taking more time to address them properly
will be beneficial to the community in the long term. Also, while I really
wanted to make Hana available to the wider community ASAP, I do not think
waiting 3 more months will be very harmful. Given the current level of C++14
support in compilers, only people on Clang >= 3.5 would have been able to use
Hana, and I do not think this represents such a huge amount of potential users.

As a side note, given my previous announcements, some users might find it
strange not to see Hana as part of 1.60.0. Hence, I wonder whether it would
be possible to include a short note with a link to this message somewhere in
the release notes for 1.60.0?


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