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Subject: Re: [boost] [cmake] Pull request announcement
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-14 18:05:28

On 9/14/2018 10:20 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 9/14/2018 7:44 AM, Mike Dev via Boost wrote:
>> > Dear all,
>> >
>> > unless I'm encountering an overwhelming resistance to this idea here
>> on > the ml, I intend to create a batch of PRs that introduce minimal
>> cmake > support to a large subset of boost libraries (maybe even all).
>> The practical problem for most libraries, which are largely
>> header-only, is converting the library jamfile for tests and building
>> docs into CMake terms.
> That's not what the proposed minimal support is about (IIUC). The goal
> here is for people to be able to use a local installation of Boost (as
> cloned from Github, perhaps as a submodule) from their CMake projects by
> including the top-level CMakeLists.txt and then linking to the
> appropriate imported targets.
> Tests, docs, are not in scope. Neither is building multiple variants,
> staging, or installation.

In which case CMake support in Boost evidently means that Boost Build
will continue as the means to do tests and build the docs. That is fine
with me but must be understood by the Boost Steering Committee and Boost
developers/maintainers as part of Boost using CMake.

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