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Subject: Re: [boost] [Hana] Postponing release to 1.61.0
From: Karen Shaeffer (shaeffer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-10-22 18:55:16

On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 05:43:53PM +0000, Louis Dionne wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Hi Louis,

Ubuntu 15.10 is using gcc-5.2 as the default compiler. So there will be a lot of
folks now able to use Hana without maintaining their own tool chain. Even so, I
concur targeting the 1.61.0 release is no big deal in the big scheme of things.

I intend to try out Hana and a few more months wait isn't an issue.


> 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?
> Regards,
> Louis
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