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Subject: [boost] [CMake] Status of cmake support.
From: mike.dev_at_[hidden]
Date: 2018-02-23 23:53:07

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of P F via Boost
> Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:42 AM
> > On Feb 20, 2018, at 6:26 PM, Louis Dionne via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 12:18 AM, Mike via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> since I couldn't find any official information about that, I wanted to
> >> ask if there is any new information about the cmake support in boost
> >> (since the initial discussion on the ml after the steering committee's
> >> announcement)?
> >
> > Is there some agreement on how to do the transition or at least a
> >> popular formal/informal proposal?
> >>
> >
> > As far as I can tell, the current status is that we're waiting for a formal
> > review of Paul Fultz's BCM library [1] to happen, which is currently
> > blocked on getting a review manager. The goal of BCM is to provide a few
> > CMake utilities to make it easier for Boost libraries to implement support
> > for CMake in a consistent manner. If BCM is seen as the proper way to do
> > CMake within Boost, I guess the logical next step would be to start using
> > BCM to add CMake support in the libraries. Unless I'm mistaken, Paul has
> > already basically done this for all libraries [2]; if library authors don't
> > want to spend time adding CMake support themselves, it should be
> possible
> > to just copy the files in [2] for their library. Paul, you can correct me
> > if anything here is incorrect.
> That is correct. I have built a collection cmake modules to aid in building
> cmake scripts. We are looking for a review manager for this, as the original
> manager will not be able to. In the mean time, I have done an initial
> implementation of cmake across boost, as a proof-of-concept. After the
> cmake modules are accepted in boost, the goal would be to integrate
> these initial cmake files across boost after author’s modifications.
> Thanks,
> Paul
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Thank you both for the update and explanation. I hope you find a review manager soon. And I hope the lib doesn't get rejected just because some authors want to block transition to cmake altogether.


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