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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of the CMake-ification
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-11-17 05:28:10

On 17-Nov-15 11:37 AM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> Louis Dionne wrote:
>> Dear Boost,
>> I'd like to inquire about the status of the CMake-ification of Boost that
>> had
>> been started a while ago. AFAICT, the effort is completely stopped now; is
>> this correct?
> Yes. It can never reach a completeness because the Boost community doesn't
> want it, so the effort stopped.
> Note that for users of boost, there would be a great benefit if
> would generate cmake packages with imported targets. Keeping and
> generating such files (as Qt does with qmake) could be an alternative area
> to make effort in and would provide more benefit in the shorter term for all
> external users of boost+cmake.
> I can help if someone who maintains wants to pursue that.

FWIW, this proposal is something that can be actually implemented, and probably will
help users.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus

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