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Subject: Re: [boost] Optional third-party libraries
From: Tom Kent (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-09 21:49:54

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 1:37 PM, James E. King, III via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The boost documentation on the web site talks about building boost from
> source, but I don't see information on how to leverage optional third party
> libraries easily accessible in the documentation from the place the user
> will most likely end up: "Building From Source". This information seems to
> be tucked away in documentation of various components, making it difficult
> to actually build a complete boost.
> I think it would be a good idea to bring this information up to the top
> level build instructions, at the very least itemize these third party
> packages and then link to the relevant project-specific documentation pages
> that talk about configuring to use them.
> Here are the third party optional libraries I know about so far and the
> libraries that use them:
> bzip2 (iostreams)
> iconv (locale - if icu not available)
> icu (locale, regex)
> lzma (iostreams)
> openssl (asio, beast)
> pthread-win32 (sync, thread)
> zlib (beast, gil, iostreams)
> Any others? Would folks find it useful if this information was part of the
> standard "Building From Source" sections of the upper layers of
> documentation?
> Thanks,
> Jim

MPI needs an underlying C MPI library to build, but you have options of
various ones you can link against. That makes it a bit different than the
other things listed above, and that's why I've never included it with any
of the windows builds.


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