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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-17 04:14:30

On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 8:38 PM, Robert Ramey via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 6/16/17 4:48 PM, Vinnie Falco via Boost wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 4:44 PM, David Sankel via Boost
>> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> This is a request for comments on a possible path for
>>> migrating Boost's build system to CMake.
>> It seems there are two concerns here:
>> 1. Providing an up-to-date "FindBoost" module with each Boost release
>> so that *users* who build their projects with CMake can easily find
>> the Boost dependencies, and
> a) I use XCode IDE for development of my Boost projects. So I'm familiar
> with it.
> b) CMake FindBoost doesn't work as far as I'm concerned. This means that
> after creating an IDE project, I have to tweak it to make it work. I looked
> into the FindBoost code and, as it must, it tries to automagically figure
> out where the libraries are, which versions, share vs linked etc.etc. It's
> fairly complex and would require a lot of work to work on a more or less
> reliable bases.
> In short, my view is that CMake doesn't really work - it's more that it
> can be made to work.

Sorry, I could not make any sense of this.

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