Subject: Re: [boost] [ANN] build2 - C++ build toolchain
From: Diego Rodriguez-Losada (diego.rlosada_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-05 10:33:29
On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:02 AM, Tim Blechmann <tim_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> build2 is an open source, cross-platform toolchain for building and
> >> packaging C++ code.
> > Boris,
> > could you consider using name that's not 'build2'? Given that
> > Boost.Build 2 exists
> > for years, marketed by that name, and uses 'b2' as executable, it seems
> > that
> > calling a similar product as 'build2' is bound to create confusion for
> > users.
> > Hey, even the top-left of your web site just say 'b2'.
> i guess that everyone referring to "thread" uses the terms "std thread"
> or "boost thread" to resolve the ambiguity. personally, i use "boost
> build" as a term like "build" could also refer to "the binary artifacts
> produced by a build process".
> using "build" without any context is probably a bad idea (both for
> "boost.build" and for "build2").
> tim, who is not sure if we need yet another "buildsystem", but would
> rather see a good cross-platform c/c++ package manager.
About the C and C++ cross platform package manager, maybe you want to have
a look at https://www.conan.io/, is relatively new, beta, but it is having
good acceptance and is very active.
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