Subject: Re: [boost] Status of Visual Studio 2017 support
From: Bo Persson (bop_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-14 15:17:06
On 2017-02-14 14:50, Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:
> On 02/14/17 16:36, Olaf van der Spek via Boost 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.
>>> By then we'll probably also have working testers at:
>>> 1. http://www.boost.org/development/tests/master/developer/summary.html
>>> 2. http://www.boost.org/development/tests/develop/developer/summary.html
>>> I see it happen organically (and generally quickly) once a new
>>> implementation is officially released.
>> 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?
> Yes, it does, because the final release may be significantly different
> from the pre-released versions. It is not unheard of entire features
> being removed or modified in the final release.
We are not taking about about preview versions from last summer, we are
now at RC5, 3 weeks from the formal release.
You might want to consider that VS2017 is already the default download
at Microsoft's https://www.visualstudio.com/
And people start to wonder why Boost is so far behind...