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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of Visual Studio 2017 support
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-14 13:53:48

On 14 February 2017 at 14:36, Olaf van der Spek via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:28 PM, Glen Fernandes via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> 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?
>> Looking at the dates, that patch was in June 2016 when VS2017 was not
>> released yet, and Boost 1.63 was released in December 2016 when VS2017
>> had still not released yet. Seems normal that VS2017 isn't one of the
>> supported implementations yet.
>> I imagine once VS2017/VC15/14.1 releases, the next Boost release after
>> that will aim to support it.
> [...]
> RCs have been available for months and RTM/RTW will be March 7th.
> I don't get why the plan seems to be to wait for the final release.
> Doesn't it just delay the work that has to be done?
> Does it make the work significantly easier?
> It does mean people can't test the new compiler with Boost..

Olaf's reasoning is what made me wonder and start this thread.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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