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Subject: Re: [boost] Separate Boost CMake mailing list
From: Robert (r.firl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-25 18:57:44

On 7/25/2017 8:26 AM, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
> On Jul 25, 2017 8:20 AM, "Edward Diener via Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> On 7/25/2017 9:09 AM, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
>> On Jul 25, 2017 8:05 AM, "Edward Diener via Boost" <boost_at_[hidden]>
>> wrote:
>> I think that a separate Boost CMake mailing list would be beneficial,
>> rather than have all the discussion about the move to CMake, as the default
>> Boost build system, as well as further uses of CMake with Boost libraries
>> and tools, on the developers mailing list. This is similar to the way that
>> Boost currently has a separate mailing list for Boost Build.
>> Unless you are developing cmake itself the comparison doesn't hold. A
>> separate list will exclude impromptu opinions that make such discussions
>> fruitful.
> My own limited experience with trying to understand and code with CMake has
> shown me that the support for CMake on the official CMake users list is
> atrocious. Maybe it is just me, but whatever questions I have ever asked on
> that mailing list have been completely ignored. So I have, and no doubt
> will have, many questions I will be asking Boost developers about CMake
> which I cannot understand from the official CMake documentation. Rather
> than use the Boost developers mailing list as the place to ask those
> questions I feel that a separate Boost mailing list would be better, so as
> not to clutter the developers mailing list with CMake related posts. But I
> will go with whatever others decide.
> The same situation happened with the git transition. The questions and
> answers where informative to everyone. We kept it on the main list but
> tagged with "[githelp]" so as to allow for either mental or programmatic
> filtering.

I think a cmake tag on the main list is more beneficial to all, and will
inform a larger audience.

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