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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of the CMake-ification
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-11-17 05:51:37

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Louis Dionne
> Sent: 16 November 2015 23:46
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Status of the CMake-ification
> Dear Boost,
> I'd like to inquire about the status of the CMake-ification of Boost that had been started a while
> AFAICT, the effort is completely stopped now; is this correct?
> Also, I'd like to poll the community to gauge interest in the rebirth of such an effort. __I'm not
> proposing myself to work on such a rebirth__, but I'm just curious to know what the community
> thinks about it. I, for one, would love to see it happen.

Obviously this would some advantages as there is a large CMake user base.

But without short-term development and, most crucially, long-term support, I doubt if we have
resources to deal with this, as well as our currently can't-do-without bjam/b2.

Might the time when C++ finally gets modules be the right time to consider a change?


Paul A. Bristow
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