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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Python Port Status
From: Joshua Napoli (jnapoli_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-03-07 14:07:55

Is there a list of outstanding issues that someone could help with?

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 4:18 AM, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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
>>****Status>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
>> 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.
> Anthony,
> 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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