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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of Visual Studio 2017 support
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-14 13:13:17

On 14 February 2017 at 13:43, Edward Diener via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 2/14/2017 4:01 AM, Mateusz Loskot via Boost wrote:
>> 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.

And, since there has been activity regarding Visual Studio 2017
(initially referred by Microsoft to as Visual Studio "15")
in both, Build [1] and Config [2], those questions are still valid:
has the support been completed or is that work in progress?

Why Boost 1.63.0 release notes are silent about [1]?


Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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