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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Status of boost-build at sourceforge?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-20 05:32:58

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 01:22:49 Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 08:00:56PM +0000, Daniel James wrote:
> > On 19 March 2011 19:52, Steve M. Robbins <steve_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > > In particular: Debian has packages based on boost-build,
> > > but I'm not sure really if these 3-year old files have any
> > > value today. ?Do they?
> >
> > No, you need to build it from the main repository. Bjam is no longer
> > considered to be a standalone executable. Installation instructions
> > are at:
> >
> >
> OK, so now if I package boost-build from Boost sources, I have a
> version problem. The old Boost.Build package was version "2.0
> Milestone 12". The bjam built from Boost 1.46.1 sources reports the
> same version:
> $ bjam --version
> Boost.Build V2 (Milestone 12)
> Boost.Jam 03.1.19
> In Debian, when a component is built from "version x.y" of a source
> tree, the binary package for that component carries the same
> version (i.e. "x.y"). Thus I'd normally assign the boost version
> (1.46.1) to the boost-build package. However, this is smaller than
> the previous version (2.0-m12) which will cause a problem in that
> it doesn't look like an upgrade.
> What version should be assigned to Boost.Build?

Hi Steve,

that's a good question. I am actually planning to change the version scheme
used for Boost.Build, to be Yeah.Month, and release official Boost.Build 2011.03
soonish. Would such versioning scheme be fine for Debian?

Also, as Daniel said, Boost.Jam is now almost considered an integral part of
Boost.Build (and soon will become fully so, by having the same version number).
Do you think that will cause any problems for you?


Vladimir Prus

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