Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] To modularize, or not to modularize. What is the plan?
From: James E. King III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-05-07 21:13:26

On Tue, May 7, 2019 at 10:59 AM Peter Dimov via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Robert Ramey wrote:
> > Get me boost library X and place in directory location Y.
> This is at present roughly achievable with the following sequence of
> commands:
> git clone --depth 1
> cd boost
> git submodule update --init tools/boostdep libs/$X
> python tools/boostdep/depinst/ -X test $X
> ./
> ./b2 --prefix=$Y --with-$X install
> But that's an entirely different use case. This is
> Boost Github -> user
> as opposed to
> Boost Github -> Boost release -> package manager (apt, conan, vcpkg) ->
> user

More accurately,

<boost_repo> GitHub -> <boost_repo> release -> package manager (apt,
conan, vcpkg, ...)

The intention of this exercise is to eliminate the monolithic build
and allow each repository to release whenever it wants, following
SemVer rules for major,minor,patch and leverage versioned
dependencies, correct? If not, why would we do it?

We would also want to train a project like dependabot how to spot and
help us keep our dependencies up to date.

- Jim

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at