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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-06 07:46:26

savapedro wrote:

> --- In jamboost_at_[hidden], David Abrahams <dave_at_b...> wrote:
>> To be more explicit, Boost is a library collection, not a single
>> library. Many of the Boost library developers do support MSVC6,
> but a
>> few of us have grown weary of the herculean effort it takes to find
>> workarounds for bugs in compilers that are several versions out-of-
> date,
>> and have begun to decide that those compilers won't be supported in
> the
>> future. One or two people have already started to drop support for
> vc6
>> in the current release.
>> The fact that you see some errors for the serialization library
> doesn't
>> mean anything about the other libraries in Boost. Most of the
> Boost
>> libraries are completely in headers, so you won't see any build
> steps at
>> all. Some others, like the regex library and Boost.Python, have
> built
>> library objects, and will succeed to build even with vc6.
>> I hope this clears things up for you.
>> --
>> Dave Abrahams
>> Boost Consulting
> Well, thanks anyway.
> I was trying to build the QuantLib financial library, which is also
> free software and uses Boost libraries. Hence I had to compile and
> install Boost first.
> I guess I?ll have to find other sources, or else maybe finding a way
> of installing Boost without the offended libs (e.g. spirit)
> :(

What about --without-serialization option during building? Run "bjam --help"
from the top level to see the exact list of options.

- Volodya


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