Boost logo

Boost Announcement :

From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-11 15:40:51

Boost Version 1.29.0 has been released. See

This is a major release, with five new libraries added and major revisions
to several existing libraries:

* Date-Time Library added - Dates, times, leap seconds, infinity, and more,
from Jeff Garland.

* Dynamic Bitset added - A runtime sized version of the std::bitset class
from Jeremy Siek and Chuck Allison.

* Format Library added - Type-safe 'printf-like' format operations, from
Samuel Krempp.

* Function Library: Major syntactic changes have been made. Some old syntax
and little-used features have been deprecated (and will be removed
shortly), and the syntax for the boost::function class template has been
greatly improved on conforming compilers. Please see the compatibility note
for more information.

* Multi-array Library added - Multidimensional containers and adaptors for
arrays of contiguous data, from Ron Garcia.

* Preprocessor Library: Major upgrade, from Paul Mensonides.

* Python Library - Version 2 is released, from Dave Abrahams and others.
This is a major rewrite which works on many more compilers and platforms,
with a completely new interface and lots of new features. Boost.Python v2
requires Python 2.2 or later.

* Signals Library added - Managed signals & slots callback implementation,
from Doug Gregor.

* Test Library: Major new version, including full unit test capabilities,
from Gennadiy Rozental.

* uBLAS Library added - Basic linear algebra for dense, packed and sparse
matrices, from Joerg Walter and Mathias Koch.


Boost-announce list run by bdawes at, david.abrahams at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at