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Subject: Re: [boost] MSVC 2019 and 1.70 beta
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-03-14 16:21:08

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
> Sent: 14 March 2019 14:25
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Peter Dimov
> Subject: Re: [boost] MSVC 2019 and 1.70 beta
> Tom Kent wrote:
> > Build support for VS 2019 RC (msvc-14.2) is on develop in boost build. Do
> > we want to merge that to master for the release?
> Taking all release dates into account, I think that the right thing to do
> would be to release Beta 2 with 2019 support, so that people can give it a
> go. There's still time before the 1.70 release for another beta, but this
> creates extra work for the release manager, so it would be his call.

The result of
for 14.2RC look good and green enough to me to make it very useful to merge to master before the release (with sympathy for the
long-suffering release manager).

With Microsoft providing so frequent updates, I suspect that any changes from the first VS 14.2 release will be small, and anyway
will be followed by lots more quick bug fixes discovered by user's 'testing'.

Getting master from GIT is different enough to deter many users, so we will please more people by releasing Boost with VS 2019

My two-pennyworth.


Paul A. Bristow
Prizet Farmhouse
Kendal UK LA8 8AB
+44 (0) 1539 561830

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