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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] 1.64.0 please test master snapshot..
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-17 10:31:22

On 17 March 2017 at 10:00, John Maddock via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Personally I would prefer 14.10 (aka 1410) because of purely selfish
>>> reasons. As it would mean Boost Predef already says that "14.10" is the
>>> version. But otherwise I don't care what version number it is. I'm beyond
>>> exhausted from dealing with VS version numbers. Which means..
>>> 1. For the beta the version is "14.10", aka "1410".
>>> 2. And we'll apply the Boost Config patch accordingly.
>>> 3. After beta everyone can fight over what the "real" version number
>>> should
>>> be.
>>> 4. Apply changes after enough people agree. And if that's fast enough..
>>> We
>>> can do another beta. Other we just wait for the release to have the
>>> change.
>> Where is 14.10 coming from?
>> In the IDE and vcxproj files I only see 141.
> Nod.
> I asked about this on the PR and got no reply, so let's try again here...
> We have history here - of using 3 figure version names, that includes VC7.1
> which had the "71" suffix, IMO the trailing zero is at best superfluous, and
> at worst confusing. We should be consistent both with what we've done
> before, and with what MSVC reports.

Speaking of consistency, perhaps these two could be unified
instead of adding up to the forest of names [1]

bootstrap.bat vc1410
b2 toolset=msvc-14.10


Mateusz Loskot,

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