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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] Boost 1.66.0 Release Candidate 2
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-12-17 22:33:12

On 16/12/2017 00:47, John Maddock wrote:
>> I was expecting the updates to config to be included in 1.66.0.
> How?  Our release process was started before 15.5 was released, and the
> configuration changes are not especially trivial - and we're still
> without a volunteer running the regression tests for 15.5 so while I'm
> reasonably sure they don't break the libraries that depend on those
> macros since I tested before and after changes against develop, I
> confess I'm less sure what happens when we integrate everything to master.

This does not seem like the first time a new MSVC release occurred just
days prior to a Boost release, causing consternation amongst people who
expected the latter to work with the former.

Perhaps the release schedules are too similar, and Boost should apply a
permanent calendar offset to give more time to react?

Or perhaps people should react more pro-actively to the preview releases
(a common theme I've heard posted here is to ignore preview releases
because things will be different in the final release)?

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