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Subject: Re: [boost] Switch to CMake -- Analysis
From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-21 18:57:12

On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Joseph Van Riper via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:24 PM Andrey Semashev via Boost <
> boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > Actually, as a user I do care and not in favor of CMake because there is
> > always a possibility that Boost requires a newer CMake version that is
> > not available on my platform.
> >
> This, too, concerns me.
> b2 builds on everything, and is included in every boost distribution. It
> is apparently built with such consideration that I can use it on
> ridiculously old versions of gcc without breaking a sweat.

Again, CMake builds everywhere too. The latest version is 7.3MB. I don't
think this particular issue is anything to worry about -- if people still
want a bootstrapping Boost+CMake, it's trivial to do so.


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