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Subject: Re: [boost] [CMake] Status of cmake support.
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-02-25 00:40:41

On 2/24/18 2:41 PM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:

> As one of the more vocal opponents to the announced "move", allow me to
> comment.
> I think there is a real danger that two distinct questions get conflated:
> a) a technical review of infrastructure to build Boost libraries with CMake.
> b) whether and how individual library developers / maintainers can be
> mandated to use any particular tooling (be it to build, to document, to
> bug-track, etc., etc.)
> It's true, a successful completion of a) makes it more likely for the
> code to be accepted by the community. But neither should a positive
> review result in a mandatory use by all libraries, nor should a review
> be biased based on the perceived danger of having to migrate if the
> review is completed successfully.

Right now my only focus is to get a fair and complete evaluation the
only serious candidate for a CMake build system. Other
considerations/decisions can be deferred until we past this hurdle.

Robert Ramey

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