Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-21 14:27:02
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> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Niall Douglas via Boost
> Sent: 21 July 2017 12:41
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> Cc: Niall Douglas
> Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
> 3. Boost is very fortunate and unusual amongst open source projects to
> be very wealthy. They have more than enough money to employ contractors
> at US market day rates to implement a complete cmake transition in weeks
> if they so chose.
> However they do not wish to do that if it can at all be avoided. It is
> felt that a spontaneously designed and implemented cmake solution by the
> community for the community would be much better in terms of coming up
> with the right design, and generating buy in amongst a critical mass.
Nobody has yet stepped up to do this :-(
So are the Steering Committee now going to put money into actually implementing Boost/CMake?
(And I trust that means converting the working bjam/b2 jamfiles fully for all libraries, not just the simple ones. I'd strongly
opposed to ditching libraries just because their build is troublesome for CMake).
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