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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's community*
From: Bob Summerwill (bob_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-23 11:33:10

I would love to see a more actively maintained PPA for Boost on Ubuntu too,
but am afraid that I don't have capacity to offer to help with that myself.

On cpp-ethereum we have to maintain multiple PPAs with many more
re-packagings of external dependencies than I would like. We've also got
Homebrew packaging, Windows installers, DMGs for OS X, and have a "fake
package repository" for our Windows binaries. I'm hoping we can start to
leverage NuGet C++ on Windows, but I'm not sure if it is possible. There
is Chocolatey too.

The fragmented packaging story for C++ is a huge problem for maintainers
and for distribution of libraries.

On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 7:25 AM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>

> On Monday, 23 May 2016 17:21:42 MSK Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> >
> > however, a quick search of Launchpad only finds Boost 1.55
> >
> >
> >
> > How can we get the most recent Boost release (and/or master) available to
> > Ubuntu users as easily?
> I guess, someone would have to take over that PPA or create a new one.
> There's this
> note:
> IMPORTANT: Due to this PPA main contributor (f4l3) disagreement with
> Canonical
> decisions and strategies, no active user is working on this PPA any more.
> If you are
> interest in helping this PPA packaging more recent versions of the BOOST
> library, please
> send an email to f4l3.
> From the links in the PPA description it looks like this should have been
> a kind of official
> (?) repository, although I never heard of it before.
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