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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of Visual Studio 2017 support
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-02-21 12:38:14

On 21 February 2017 at 13:29, Paul A. Bristow via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Bo Persson via Boost
>> Sent: 21 February 2017 10:17
>> [...]
>> Even if we know how to do it, we might not want to.
>> Usually on Windows you click on Setup.exe and get a list of options on
>> what you can install. You can see what is available, and select the
>> parts you want.
>> That is a lot easier, and more confortable, than reading some
>> documentation to try to come up with an incantation like
>> b2 toolset=msvc-12.0,msvc-14.0
>> Some of us think that C:\> on a black background perhaps isn't the
>> ultimate user experience.
> So are you offering to build a GUI that will output the necessary command line after choosing from the myriad of options? Doesn't
> sound rocket-science for those that know about these things? GSoC task?

FYI, some time ago I developed a (working!) prototype of Boost.Build
support for Qt Creator
Among number of features, it does exactly that - fills the b2 command
line with options.
For example, to distinguish build vs clean target, debug vs release
configuration build, etc.

Perhaps some GSoC'ers would be interested to pick it up and move forward.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,

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