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Subject: Re: [boost] Recommend dropping test coverage on msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-14 15:33:03

On 10/14/17 4:41 AM, James E. King, III via Boost wrote:

> It looks like a large number of libraries will no longer build properly
> against them based on this report. I'm not sure what the procedure is to
> come to an agreement to drop a compiler in a release, but it looks like we
> should consider dropping msvc-7.1 and msvc-8.0.

There is no procedure. For that matter there is no communal procedure
to decide which libraries should be tested either. Basically, Boost is
(still) a free country, anyone can test whatever they want and post the
results. There is no agreement necessary.

Robert Ramey

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