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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal for moving Boost to CMake
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-27 09:59:55

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 7:10 PM, John Maddock via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Yikes, I thought this was supposed to make things simpler/better?

It was, the problem is that cmake doesn't properly support variants at all.

> Whatever we end up with, it needs to be something that cmake-o-phobes like
> myself that have never looked inside a cmake file can still maintain
> relatively easily.
> With regard to Windows / msvc usage, I see two main usage requirements:
> 1) The ability to build all the variants we do at present, so that folks can
> just build Boost as they do now, and then point their IDE at the directory
> containing the .lib files.

Wouldn't vcpkg be *the* way to acquire boost (and other libs)?


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