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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] [PATCH] building Boost.Python fails
From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-17 09:05:28

troy d. straszheim wrote:

> Well, there was some discussion about this over on the -dev list. I
> would like to have cmake removed completely from boost svn to avoid
> confusion. Vladimir Prus has pointed out that the locations of the
> cmakefiles violate some code-organization standards.
> Due to the way boost does its releases, the trunk version would have to
> be actively maintained by somebody. Apparently one can't just commit to
> release without committing to trunk, as it confuses a crucial
> merge-tracking tool that the release managers use, and then the cmake
> effort holds up the release process and inflicts pain on people who
> neither know nor care about cmake. This is bad. It is also clear that
> it wouldn't be productive to further discuss version control, testing,
> buildsystems, modularization etc. on the -dev list... I'm not about to
> publish a "manifesto" (if you don't get the reference, don't worry) and
> be a troll.
> OTOH if somebody wants to take maintainership of the cmakefiles in the
> boost SVN tree, great. I'll continue to push tweaks to the git repo
> where you can click-click-download patchfiles at will; if the tweaks
> make it to SVN first, no problem, git doesn't care.
> To me, what makes most sense is, with the help of those on this list, to
> just tune up the cmakefiles shortly after the release is frozen, and
> release under separate cover.

So, at boost con we talked about setting up CDash for Boost. I think
it would be much easier to maintain the CMake files for Boost if such a
testing system were in place.


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