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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of Visual Studio 2017 support
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-14 12:43:23

On 2/14/2017 4:01 AM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost wrote:
> Hi,
> In the mid of 2016, PR "Add support for Visual Studio 15" [1]
> was merged into develop and eventually into master branch.
> Although the patch was released in Boost 1.63.0,
> the release notes [2] are silent about that update.
> That is about Boost.Build, which I assume is the first to be updated to
> support a new toolkit.
> I haven't checked current commits history of individual libraries.
> Status of VS2017 support in individual libraries may be at different stages.
> Could anyone clarify any of these points:
> - Does Boost.Build in Boost 1.63.0 officially support VS2017?
> - Is there any schedule to fully support VS2017 in Boost 1.64.0?
> - Or, is that left at discretion of maintainers of individual libraries
> and VS2017 support might be reached gradually over several releases
> instead of in a single shot?

Support for a new compiler/version in Boost usually means two things:
support in Boost Build and support in Boost Config. So asking whether
Boost supports a particular new compiler/version implementation really
means asking if Boost Build and Boost Config support that compiler/version.

> [1]
> [2]
> Best regards,

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