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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Status of boost-build at sourceforge?
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-20 08:21:18

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:32:58PM +0300, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On Sunday, March 20, 2011 01:22:49 Steve M. Robbins wrote:

> > 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?

Yes, that works, because 2011 will be the "major" version, which is larger
than the existing boost-build's "2".

> 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?

I don't forsee a problem with that.

Actually, after sending the email yesterday, I chose a different
solution to my versioning problem. I simply removed the separate
boost-build package and put both bjam and Boost.Build into the Boost
"development" package (libboost1.46-dev).

This has the side-effect that anyone who simply wants to use
Boost.Build also has to install all the Boost headers. Do you
think there are many such people?

When you say "official Boost.Build 2011.03", above, do you mean to say
that Boost.Build will start having releases independently of Boost?
Will Boost.Build also continue to be bundled with Boost?


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