Subject: Re: [boost] Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's community*
From: Daniel Pfeifer (daniel.pfeifer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-23 10:05:10
> "Paul A. Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> hat am 23. Mai 2016 um 15:30 geschrieben:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andrey Semashev
> > Sent: 22 May 2016 21:10
> > To: boost_at_[hidden]
> > Subject: Re: [boost] Boost is supposed to serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve Boost's
> > community*
> > On Sunday, 22 May 2016 23:05:00 MSK Rainer Deyke wrote:
> > >
> > > Yes, it's a shame that
> > > Ubuntu isn't more proactive about making more up-to-date
> > compiler
> > > packages available, but there's nothing I can do about it.
> > Actually, Ubuntu is quite proactive. The latest release is 16.04
> > (which is also an LTS release) provides gcc 5.3.1 out of the box.
> > Also, there is PPA which provides more recent compiler
> > versions.
> > :
> 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 did that, years ago. My Boost PPA (https://launchpad.net/~purplekarrot/+archive/ubuntu/boost) no longer contains any packages, because the Ubuntu versions that I built them for are no longer supported.
I don't remember the exact procedure, but I might find the script that I used in my archive.
We could create an official Boost PPA and provide up to date packages with each release. It is no big effort. I just don't really have a use-case myself. But I can show how to set this up if there is enough interest.
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