Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-17 03:45:32
On 6/16/2017 8:30 PM, Niall Douglas via Boost wrote:
>> * Boost sources would provide a compatible, drop-in replacement for the
>> 'FindBoost' module that is distributed with CMake. A CMake-based
>> could point to it and, instead of using the system Boost libraries, Boost
>> targets would be built from source as part of the user build.
> Instead of nasty cmake 2 era FindBoost(), why can't end users use the
> modern cmake 3 pattern:
> find_package(boost COMPONENTS asio REQUIRED)
> target_link_libraries(myprogram PRIVATE boost::asio)
> No cmake innovation needed to do this. This is 100% vanilla cmake 3.
> BTW David if you do decide to go down this route, you and the Steering
> Committee should seriously consider contracting Stephen Kelly to advise
> on doing this properly. He's the primary architect of cmake 3's
> improvements. He knows more about how to do this right than *anybody* on
> this list.
> It would also make good on the way he was chased away from here for the
> sin of changing other people's code without their permission despite
> that Dave had asked him to and given him the svn commit privs to do so.
> It would be the least the Steering Committee could do to put that wrong
> right and officially say sorry.
He was not "chased away" and the rest of your interpretation of what
happened is completely wrong.
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