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Subject: Re: [ublas] [bindings] Which Bindings should I direct my users to? Boost proper?
From: Rutger ter Borg (rutger_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-19 04:20:36

Paul Leopardi wrote:

> Hello all,
> I will soon release a new version of my GluCat library
> ( ) which will optionally require Boost Numeric
> Bindings. I still need to write the build and install documentation for
> this change.
> 1. Is there a usable and stable version of the Bindings which I can refer
> to in my documentation? What is the URL? Is this a late-version snapshot
> or an obsolete version?
> 2. What are the prospects for Bindings becoming part of Boost proper? What
> still needs to be done, and is there any way I could help (e.g. testing)?
> Thanks, Paul

Hello Paul,

by now, version 2 of the bindings is useable and relatively stable. For
links, please see

Unfortunately, we haven't packaged it yet.

We are after inclusion into Boost. But, in the end, that's not up to us (the
authors). IMO, the thing that remains to be done before I would like to
propose it for a first request for comments is having the documentation in a
better shape than it is now. I have written a documentation generator for
all BLAS and LAPACK functions, which gives quite nice results. To get an
idea of in what state the (new) documentation currently is at, I went
through the pain of putting it into svn, please see

and for a bjam-compiled html version, please see

Help is very much welcomed, mainly for the documentation, e.g., by
contributing a tutorial section, integrating/porting the existing
documentation pieces for blas/lapack/mumps/umfpack/etc. to quickbook,
working on the BLAS/LAPACK documentation generator, and/or (of course)
testing the bindings.

If you have further suggestions and/or questions, please feel free to fire