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
> http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2007/05/121223.php). 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
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
> Thanks! Any pointers to a definite answer/roadmap would be highly
The roadmap outline at http://www.boost.org/boost-build2/index.html is still
fairly accurate. Milestone 13 is going out really soon now.
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