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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Generating CMake package files using Boost.Build
From: Raffi Enficiaud (raffi.enficiaud_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-05-12 05:58:10

Le 12/05/16 à 10:42, Stephen Kelly a écrit :
> Raffi Enficiaud wrote:
>> What does in my sentence make you believe that I did not understand what
>> cmake packages are supposed to cover?
> Too many reasons. Look again at how you brought NSIS and .deb into the
> discussion and then mentioned binary packages several more times.

I was stressing the fact that "package" may mean a lot of different
things. Creating .deb file using cmake is "packaging with cmake" as
well. There is a problem in the terminology.

>> The remainder of my post and the question raised are still valid.
> I think you're just missing some base understanding. I can't tell if you
> read the documentation I pointed you too.

I already did, thanks.

> Thanks for your interest, but I'm not trying to explain cmake config files
> in this thread. I'd point you to the documentation or again recommend
> looking into existing files if you want that understanding. I didn't
> understand your question about CUDA and NVidia, but I suspect that if you
> look into existing files you won't have that question anymore.
> I think this thread is not going to result in Boost shipping cmake files,
> even if you do understand them. I'd prefer to not discuss it until someone
> comes along who 1) knows what cmake config files are 2) wants boost to ship
> them 3) wants to do work on that.

This is indeed going nowhere, at least for me. Your initial message was
posted almost 6 months ago and no replies until mine, I let the
conclusions on your side.

> Then we can work on the 'what will they contain' and the 'how will we make
> them', instead of the 'why' and the 'what is this?'.

I disagree with your approach, and I asked a fair amount of questions
about the "how".

> I realize that may never happen, but I don't think anyone is going to
> understand just by reading an email. Learning something requires trying it.

If I were to acquire knowledge about that, it will certainly not be in
the scope of Boost.

> Thanks,
> Steve.

Thank you,


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