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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] current version
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-09-18 09:17:12

On 09/16/2015 03:55 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> On 15-Sep-15 1:04 AM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> Hello,
>> What is the current stand-alone version of Boost.Build ? github shows
>> 2014.10 (, but that is older
>> than the last Boost release. Shouldn't the most recent Boost.Build
>> release at least as recent as Boost, to be of any use ? Or hasn't there
>> been any development recently ?
>> (I'm still trying to set up and maintain a Boost development environment
>> that doesn't require the full Boost source tree.)
> Hi Stefan,
> 2014.10 is the current version. You are right that in general, it's
> best to
> tag a new version after Boost release, I'll do so shortly. That said, I'm
> not aware of any changes on develop or master that will be strictly
> required
> for you.

I was actually looking for traces of the discussion about getting rid of
Jamroot files, which would allow me (if I understand this right) to
dynamically (i.e., by means of command-line options) switch between a
stand-alone build and an integrated build.

(I'm talking of course about boost.python, which normally is built as
part of boost, but which I locally build stand-alone. To do that I have
to apply a patch, which right now I do by switching branches. One day I
want to be able to either let the build system detect automatically that
there is no parent 'boost' project, or at least let me pass that choice
as option to bjam.)


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