Subject: Re: [boost] [release] Boost 1.63.0 Beta 1
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-11-21 11:36:37
On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 9:41 AM, Olaf van der Spek <ml_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 1:49 PM, JÃ¼rgen Hunold <jhunold_at_gmx.eu> 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, JÃ¼rgen Hunold <jhunold_at_gmx.eu> 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
> >> > 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
> > a lot of issues to be fixed in develop anyway.
> Sure, but I think VS gets released before Boost 1.64.
VS2017 is a major step forward for VC++ users, so the faster Boost Build
works OK with it the better. But that said, we need to get on with 1.63.