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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Future of Boost.Build?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-03 02:53:58

On Tuesday 02 December 2008 23:24:24 Ling Li wrote:
> I am sorry if this has already been asked (actually I believe so but I can't
> find a definite answer from the Internet).
> I just noticed a discussion in May 2007 on replacing Boost.Build with CMake
> (starting with this email
> Can someone let
> me know what the final decision is for Boost.Build? I don't care about CMake
> but I do hope Boost.Build will continue to develop.

There are actually 3 separate questions:

1. Whether Boost.Build will be continue to be developed
2. Whether Boost.Build be the official build system of C++ Boost
3. Whether Boost.Build will the the only official build system of
C++ Boost.

The answer to (1) is definitely yes -- Boost.Build is fairly
good already, and we're moving ahead nicely. Points (2) and (3) are undecided,
and the actual decision is likely to involve huge number of technical and
political matters.

> Thanks! Any pointers to a definite answer/roadmap would be highly
> appreciated.

The roadmap outline at is still
fairly accurate. Milestone 13 is going out really soon now.

- Volodya

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