Boost Interest :
Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Configuration for sonames for the boost dynamic libraries on Unix
From: Michael Jackson (mike.jackson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-10-28 15:41:16
This is THE SINGLE IMPROVEMENT someone could make for those of us
using CMake and are dependent on the boost libraries. Finding Boost
with CMake is historically a pain and is extremely error prone. There
is no support for future versions in the current FindBoost. You can
take a guess, but that is about all it is.
If I had the time (which I don't.. ) I would add a "UseBoost.cmake"
file that gets configured and installed with Boost. inside that file
would be all the usual cmake variables that get set when
FindBoost.cmake is run:
Boost_VERSION.. and on and on.
FindBoost.cmake boils down to looking for that file FIRST, then
defaulting to the usual search that it currently does. Just my own
Mike Jackson mike.jackson_at_[hidden]
BlueQuartz Software www.bluequartz.net
Principal Software Engineer Dayton, Ohio
On Oct 28, 2009, at 3:26 PM, troy d. straszheim wrote:
> Other things to think about: pkg-config, and maybe the installation
> of cmake files in /usr/share/boost that makes it easy to detect/use
> the installation.... comments?