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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Status of boost-build at sourceforge?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-03-27 05:25:35

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 15:21:18 Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> 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?

I think it is unfortunate coupling. We want Boost.Build to be usable
without Boost in general, or huge pile of headers in particular.
Do you think it would be possible to have boost-build package, that
includes both the .jam files, and the executable (now named bjam,
soon to be officially renamed)?

> 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?

Yes. Ideally, Boost will be bundled with specific Boost.Build release
that is known to work with that Boost version.

- Volodya

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