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From: Karl Meerbergen (Karl.Meerbergen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-11 02:43:07

Dear all,

Another option is to stop contributing to the lapack bindings in
Boost.Sandbox and have Andreas repository as the 'official' lapack
bindings repository. We could add a link to Andreas' repository. That
would save others (including me) a lot of time trying to keep the
'official' bindings up to date.

In my opinion, what is most important is that the vector and matrix
traits classes are stable and are fixed in the Boost.Sandbox. I am less
concerned with the bindings themselves (LAPACK, MUMPS, UMFPACK, etc.),
as long as they use the traits classes from the official bindings.




Jeremy Conlin wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Andreas Klöckner
> <lists_at_[hidden] <mailto:lists_at_[hidden]>> wrote:
> On Montag 09 Juni 2008, Jeremy Conlin wrote:
> > Excellent! I currently get my bindings from the subversion
> repository in
> > boost-sandbox. I get the feeling that these updated bindings
> are not in
> > the sandbox, but in another location. Where is the best place
> to get the
> > most updated files?
> The answer depends on what you would like:
> - The official bindings svn tends to have tests in place and moves
> relatively
> slowly. Fixes and additional code sometimes don't get accepted for
> a variety
> of reasons. If the contributor loses interest at the wrong time, his
> contribution vanishes into the depths of the mailing list archives.
> - With my repository, you get all of the above, plus most (all?)
> of the fixes
> and contributions that got dropped previously. You get a higher
> chance of
> finding bindings for the functionality you want (or having a bug
> fixed that
> someone else noticed), in exchange for a slightly higher likelihood of
> breakage if you end up using one of the newer parts.
> Andreas
> I'm somewhat confused by the problem here. I recognize that Boost
> strives to provide bullet-proof libraries. That is good and there is
> a great need for them. This does make Andreas' package important as
> you can use libraries that are still under development, but good
> enough for your uses.
> But isn't that the reason for the boost-sandbox? Isn't that where
> packages under development are stored and developed until they are
> ready for inclusion in the boost release? At least, that's what it
> appears to be for to this newbie.
> Jeremy
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