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Subject: Re: [boost] [ANN] build2 - C++ build toolchain
From: Jens Weller (JensWeller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-05 04:47:17

> Gesendet: Freitag, 05. Februar 2016 um 08:13 Uhr
> Von: "Boris Kolpackov" <boris_at_[hidden]>
> An: boost_at_[hidden]
> Betreff: Re: [boost] [ANN] build2 - C++ build toolchain
> Hi Robert,
> Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > The name build2 in the context of boost suggests that it's the next
> > version of boost build.
> I am not sure what you mean "in the context of boost" exactly, but
> build2 is in no way specific to Boost.
> The name 'build2' is derived from 'build' (as in "build, take two") which
> is a GNU-make based build system that's been around for more than 10 years
> now.
> Also, 'build2' has been around for some time now. In fact, I gave a talk
> on it at the last year's C++Now where I prominently used that name. Not
> a single person raised this concern.
> So I am afraid it is too late to change the name now (everything uses
> the domain, mailing lists, etc). If you would like, I can
> add an entry to the FAQ explicitly stating that this is not Boost.Build
> v2.

Well, maybe the solution would be to merge build2 and
... then you already have a bunch of people which use your build system.


Jens Weller

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