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Subject: [boost] El Capitan issues (Was: [1.61] Two weeks remaining for new libraries and breaking changes)
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir.prus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-15 02:58:19

Hi Robert,

On 11-Feb-16 8:49 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> On 2/10/16 10:25 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> I wanted to remind that the master branch is closing for new libraries
>> and breaking
>> changes on Feb 24, about two weeks from now. We'll be closed for major
>> changes
>> on March 2. That's not a lot of time, please make sure any big work is
>> completed.
>> Thanks,
> I've been trying for weeks to get tests to pass on develop branch so I can merge them in to the master. These changes
> were intended for 1.60 but I wasn't able to get this done in time. So I started way early to avoid this problem for
> 1.61. But I'm hung up on a few issues with the build system.
> a) Current status is that I can pass all my tests on my local machine - Mac OSX when building static libraries. But now
> - due to a change from an "upgrade" to El Capitan - boost build won't build and run tests for shared libraries on this
> plaform.

It's certainly unfortunate that Apple chose to break some many things in El Capitan, and it's alarming that you're
the first to notice the issue as it related to Boost testing. Anyway, we discussed some options on Boost.Build list,
and hopefully we'll have them implemented in time for 1.61.

Vladimir Prus

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