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Subject: Re: [boost] [VS2017][release] vswhere.exe
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-31 17:04:35

On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 07:44:30PM +0300, Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:

> I consider vswhere a part of the toolchain. We do not distribute toolchains
> in our releases, and we should not make an exception for MSVC. If MS cannot
> supply this tool in VS installers or as an OS update, and we still want to
> use it, make it a precondition for the users to install first and add a link
> to the Getting Started page. But please, don't put BLOBs into the source
> distributions.

Seconded! Agree completely.

Note that downstream distributions, like Debian linux, will often
"re-package" the source distribution to remove such files, so it
adds a little bit of effort to the distributors.


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