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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-06-20 01:25:21

On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 2:20 AM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba <
vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Le 17/06/2017 à 01:44, David Sankel via Boost a écrit :
>> Howdy all,
>> This is a request for comments on a possible path for migrating Boost's
>> build
>> system to CMake. I am not speaking for the Boost Program Committee here,
>> but I
>> plan on bringing this up with them after getting feedback.
>> <snip>
>> I see this progressing with several milestones.
>> 1. Release of a CMake-buildable Boost and the CMake conventions. In this
>> stage
>> each Boost library can be built in isolation or with the entire
>> distribution
>> and all the 'FindBoost' functionality mentioned above would be
>> incorporated.
>> 2. The unit tests for all Boost libraries are incorporated into CTest (the
>> CMake unit test orchestration tools).
>> 3. The Boost infrastructure is modified to use CTest for unit testing.
>> 4. Unit testing functionality is removed from Boost.Build.
>> 5. Boost.Build is removed.
>> What will be wrong supporting two build systems, at least for a while?

Nothing at all. My expectation was that the time between steps 3 and 4
would be years.

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