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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost CMake support - Request for Comment
From: Roger Leigh (rleigh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-10 20:25:30

On 10/10/2018 16:02, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> On 10/10/18 1:24 AM, Roger Leigh via Boost wrote:
>> I think it's primarily useful for packaging standalone applications
>> where there are no complex library dependencies.  Certainly for
>> Windows and MacOS X it makes sense.  For packaging a set of libraries
>> like Boost, I don't think it's as useful;
>> we already have good Boost packaging anyway, so I'd suggest ignoring
>> it at least for now.
> Hmmm - what is "Boost packaging" refering to?

I was referring to the existing packaging for the various Linux
distributions, BSD ports, MacOS MacPorts/homebrew, vcpkg etc. I simply
meant that the problem is already taken care of by others for the most
part, and that CPack doesn't bring much (if any) added value on top of that.


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