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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] Boost 1.63.0 Beta 1
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-21 09:41:20

On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 1:49 PM, Jürgen Hunold <> wrote:
> Hi Olaf,
> Am Montag, 21. November 2016, 13:19:57 CET schrieb Olaf van der Spek:
>> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 10:50 AM, Jürgen Hunold <> wrote:
>> > Yes, until MS changed the install path's of Visual Studio with Preview 5.
>> > And again with the RC. So we need to adopt Boost.Build again in the hope
>> > the current directory layout is kept for the final.
>> The path issue is a minor issue.
> "path" includes registry entries. And both are evaluated. And yes, that is a
> major issue, as you see below.
>> I think 1.62 used to be buildable with the preview..
> That is what I said. I think I merged the relevant PR and to master. Thus
> Preview 4 works, Preview 5 changed paths and registry entries, RC again.

So bootstraps can't automatically find cl.. that's minor IMO.

But if cl is in the path, there's another issue..

>> Who's the resident Boost Build expert?
>> IMO it'd be very nice to have VS2017 working.
> Too late for the release, I suspect. And it is still a preview compiler with
> a lot of issues to be fixed in develop anyway.

Sure, but I think VS gets released before Boost 1.64..


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