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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Python Port Status
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-20 04:18:03

On 18.02.2013 03:25, Anthony Novatsis wrote:
> Dear All,
> Could anybody give an update on the status of the Python port? I
> assume that the Wiki page
> is not
> up-to-date as the last update was 5 years ago.
> I recently checked out the latest version of the source code (nightly)
> and when following the instructions on the Wiki at
> I
> got a segmentation fault. It seems to have been fixed now but I was
> wondering about the current state of development and whether it is
> ongoing.
> I am hoping that the Python port can drive a more adoption of
> Boost.Build as it is without doubt the best tool available to build
> C++ code.
> Thank you very much in advance.


right now Python port is in the third state -- it passes most of unit tests, actually faster
than Jam version, but it can't yet be used to build all of Boost C++ Libraries. The biggest problem,
ironically, is making Boost.Python build (it has pretty complicated setup).

I did not have much time to work on that recently, and help would be certainly welcome. It still
appears like the best future path.

- Volodya

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