Subject: Re: [boost] Boost CMake update
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-04 17:36:37
On 04.10.2017 13:22, Rene Rivera via Boost wrote:
>> For one, I didn't mean to re-open a discussion about separating release
>> cycles. I merely wanted to point out a limitation in the existing
>> Boost.Build logic, and how I hope that any future build system will
>> support stand-alone builds, so further modularization can at least be
>> considered and experimented with.
> Not entirely sure what you are referring to... But B2 doesn't have such a
> limitation. So perhaps I missed something something.
Perhaps b2 the tool doesn't have such a limitation, but b2 the boost
build infrastructure does, given that it's impossible to build library
Boost.X stand-alone, i.e. without starting from the superproject repo.
I'm pretty sure that could be fixed quickly for someone with the
required knowledge, but right now that's not a supported workflow.
Anyhow, I'm sorry this went off a tangent. My original point was to
suggest that CMake (or any other future Boost build system) should
support modular builds, rather than expect Boost.X and Boost.Y always
have the same version, or be part of the same source tree.
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