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Subject: Re: [boost] Switch to CMake -- Analysis
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-21 20:27:13

On 07/21/17 22:42, Jürgen Hunold via Boost wrote:
> Hi Alain,
> Am Freitag, 21. Juli 2017, 21:30:28 CEST schrieb Alain Miniussi via Boost:
>> On 21/07/2017 19:24, Andrey Semashev via Boost 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.
>> We could embed the required CMake distribution in boost, compile it, and
>> use it to build boost ?
> If Kitware changes CMake's license to the BGL, then yes.

Did you mean BSL (Boost Software License)?

Yes, licensing is an issue, too.

> And repeat: CMake does not compile. It is a Meta-Build-System generating files
> for the real deal.

Well, hopefully, it can generate Makefiles for an old enough GNU make,
which should be everywhere, except Windows, which has VS projects... But
yes, having an actual build system is also something to keep in mind.

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