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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-27 09:32:56

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Gary Furnish via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> For whatever its worth as a user for 12 years, and someone who would
> like to contribute more then a rare bugfix, I'm glad the SC stepped
> in. I've observed from the outside that basically no one was ever
> going to touch because the people who like it (who happen
> to be single points of failure for the entire boost ecosystem)
> basically out-shouted everyone whenever a technical discussion came
> up. Its not like there haven't been concerns about for
> years. Its not like the documentation for wasn't
> basically "ask the mailing list or prey someone else has asked stack
> overflow" for years. Its not like every time a new version of MSVC
> beta comes out doesn't break and its not a priority
> because the maintainers of don't use MSVC. Its not like
> everyone submitting to boost doesn't complain about having to learn a
> non-standard build system that isn't documented richly enough to write
> scripts from scratch. These are not new problems. I am *really* glad
> that SC did something because in my mind it means boost won't die a
> slow death to just posting independent libs on github.

I think nobody disagrees the build system could and should be improved.


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