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Subject: Re: [boost] proposed new library "histogram"
From: Hans Dembinski (hans.dembinski_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-05 12:12:37

Dear Paul,

On 5/5/16 11:31 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> For new libraries, there is no *requirement* to use older compilers,
> just not making use of new features perversely.
> If there are real improvements from using C++11 or newer,
> then you can do this.
Okay, thanks for clarifying this. I was not sure what the policy is.

>>> Also: I think you will still need to provide bjam files, because
>>> that's still the way boost is built (though there has been lively
>>> discussion about cmake).
>> I've been following that, but I didn't notice a conclusion that the use
>> of CMake is prohibited. According to the Boost Incubator, I am allowed
>> to use CMake. I am not eager to write the build again using bjam, but I
>> will do it if that is absolutely required.
> In order to take advantage of the Boost Build system of test running machines,
> you will need to provide jamfile(s) to run under b2. Ask for help.
> But there are many hurdles to jump first ;-)
Alright, I will keep it in mind and focus on the other issues for now.

Best regards,

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