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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Modularization
From: Louis Dionne (ldionne.2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-09-28 11:52:54

> CMake is a widely used build system and has become for many the de facto
> standard. Boost is a widely used collection of modules and has become for
> many part of the de facto standard. However, the two do not play very well
> together.

I am very much interested in a port to CMake, and so are a few other members
of the community (even if they sometimes stay quiet). There's also the
majority of Boost users that want something like this.

> I know there is another port of boost to CMake, but it has lain dormant
> for
> years and uses an old version of boost; plus I chose to take a different
> route.
> [...]
> The old project attempted to completely replace Boost.Build with CMake. My
> example port simply allows people to more easily use boost modules in
> their
> projects.

Are you talking about ?
If not, then I would suggest you have a look at it. I think any CMake
effort should start from there, since the largest part of the work is
already done. If you are aware of this project, I think a clarification
of why you think it's not fit for what you want to do would be good.


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