Boost Announcement :
From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-11-19 23:25:03
+ NOTE: This is a stripped-down copy of the Boost 1.32.0 release +
+ notes. See http://www.boost.org for the full version. +
Important - New Toolset Names
The names of some the Boost.Build toolsets have been changed to remove
the "." (dot) character and to fix some other naming
inconsistencies. For example, vc7.1 toolset was renamed to become
vc-7_1. Please refer to the Supported Toolsets section of the
installation guide for the complete list of the current toolset
names. This change was made as a part of the effort to make the Boost
distribution compatible with ISO 9660 level 2 requirements.
* Assignment Library: Filling containers with constant or generated
data has never been easier, from Thorsten Ottosen.
* Minmax Library: Standard library extensions for simultaneous
min/max and min/max element computations, from Herv
* Multi-index Containers Library: Containers with multiple
STL-compatible access interfaces, from Joaqun M Lpez
* Numeric Conversion Library: Optimized policy-based numeric
conversions, from Fernando Cacciola.
* Program Options Library: Access to configuration data given on
command line, in config files and other sources, from Vladimir
* Range Library: A new infrastructure for generic algorithms that
builds on top of the new iterator concepts, from Thorsten Ottosen.
* Serialization Library: Serialization/de-serialization of arbitrary
C++ data structures to various formats including text, binary, and
xml, from Robert Ramey.
* String Algorithms Library: Collection of string related algorithms
for case conversion, trimming, find/replace operations and more,
from Pavol Droba.
* Tribool: 3-state boolean type library, from Doug Gregor.
* Compose: This deprecated library has been removed.
- Added bundled properties to the adjacency_list and
adjacency_matrix class templates, greatly simplifying the
introduction of internal vertex and edge properties.
- The LEDA graph adaptors have been ported to LEDA 4.5.
- Added algorithms for betweenness centrality and betweenness
- Added circle layout and undirected spring layout algorithms.
* MPL Library:
- Updated to use the Boost Software License.
- New documentation, including a complete reference manual.
- Major interface changes and improvements, many of which are
not backward compatible. Please refer to the 1.32 changelog
for the detailed information about upgrading to the new
* Python Library:
- Updated to use the Boost Software License.
- A new, better method of wrapping classes with virtual
functions has been implemented.
- Support for the new Python Bool type, thanks to Daniel Holth.
- Support for upcoming GCC symbol export control features have
been folded in, thanks to Niall Douglas.
- Improved support for std::auto_ptr-like types.
- Components used by other libraries have been moved out of
python/detail and into boost/detail to improve dependency
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and compiler workarounds.
* Signals Library: Introduced deterministic slot ordering,
permitting slots to be connected at the beginning or end of slot
groups or the slot list itself. Combiners may safely have state
and are accessible from the signal.
* Utility: class template result_of added.
* Test Library:
- namespace names gets shorten; old one still supported till
- added proper encoding of XML PCDATA.
- support for wide string comparison implemented.
For complete list of changes see Test Library release notes.
This release has been extensively tested on a variety of different
compilers and platforms. It is known to contain no regressions
against the previous reference release on the compilers and
configurations tested. Please refer to the corresponding regression
reports at http://www.meta-comm.com/engineering/boost-regression/1_32_0
to see how well your compiler performs on the new Boost codebase.
This release wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated effort
of many, many members of the Boost community who generously
contributed their outstanding expertise, time and energy to making it
happen. For patches, bug fixes, troubleshooting, expert advice, and
prompt responses to the release manager's requests we thank:
David Abrahams, Misha Bergal, Jonathan Brandmeyer, Fernando Cacciola,
Marshall Clow, Christopher Currie, Pavol Droba, Caleb Epstein, Eric
Friedman, Jeff Garland, Michael Glassford, Doug Gregor, Joel de
Guzman, Hubert Holin, Jaakko Jrvi, Hartmut Kaiser, Bronek Kozicki,
Tarjei Knapstad, Toon Knapen, Aaron W. LaFramboise, Joaqun M
Lpez Muoz, Christoph Ludwig, John Maddock, Paul Mensonides,
Guillaume Melquiond, Thorsten Ottosen, Vladimir Prus, Robert Ramey,
Rene Rivera, Gennadiy Rozental, Stefan Slapeta, Jonathan Turkanis,
Pavel Vozenilek, Jonathan Wakely, Daryle Walker, Victor A. Wagner
Jr. and Martin Wille.
Also, our special thanks go to: John Maddock for the managing the
effort of converting the majority of the Boost libraries to the Boost
Software License, Eric Niebler and Joel de Guzman for taking on the
important job of improving the Boost documentation's look and feel,
and last, but not least, to our regression test runners, without whom
we simply would never have released: Toon Knapen, Bronek Kozicki, Rene
Rivera, Markus Schpflin, Stefan Slapeta, Victor A. Wagner Jr. and
Thank you everybody!
-- Aleksey Gurtovoy MetaCommunications Engineering
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