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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Feedback boost conan binary packages
From: Luis (lasote_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-07 07:23:17
Thank for sharing your project's use cases.
I've created an issue in my conan-boost repo to check the icu and tinyxml
If you need some support with conan just write me! Any feedback is very
2015-12-30 18:05 GMT+01:00 Klaim - JoÃ«l Lamotte <mjklaim_at_[hidden]>:
> On 29 December 2015 at 13:04, Luis <lasote_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Dear Boost Users,
>> Disclaimer: I am founder and developer of conan.io C++ package manager.
>> Please note that it is just a FOSS project, MIT license, fully
>> decentralized, and although I'd like to promote the tool and receive
>> feedback about it, there are already channels for that conversation in the
>> github repos.
>> What I'd really like is to get feedback about the Boost packages I am
>> creating and maintaining in conan. I have generated almost 190 different
>> binary packages for Boost versions 1.57-1.60 (
>> https://www.conan.io/search?q=Boost%20AND%20user:lasote) for Linux, Win,
>> Mac and different flavours of compilers (gcc 4.7-5.3, VS12-14) and settings
>> (Debug, Release).
>> You can read a quick getting started on such Boost packages in:
>> If someone has been able to try it, I'd like to know several things:
> I couldn't use it in a real case yet, mine are apparently too advanced for
> now, but I like
> most principles behind this tool.
>> - whether it is interesting to have pre-compiled packages or you always
>> prefer to build from source (i.e. always using the --build option in
>> conan). So far there are about 200 downloads of binary packages, but
>> probably many people prefer to build from source.
> For me it depends on the kind of project AND on the dependency.
> For boost specifically, I have one big private project which uses the
> static binaries
> that I build myself because I ended up fixing code there (and reported it)
> for this project I need to be able to fix the dependencies at all cost.
> In another open source project I use boost both as shared and static
> libraries (it's a super project)
> so both are useful, but for this I don't rebuild boost, I just use a
> distributed version,
> so that it's the project's code that workaround issued from the boost
> So to me it's important to be able to build from source, but sometime it's
> helpful to have binaries.
>> - It has dependencies to already existing zlib and bzip2 conan packages
>> (can be shared or static). Are you fine with these? Any other Boost
>> dependencies missing that you would like to automate?
> I believe libraries like boost.locale and boost,propertytree have other
> like icu and tinyxml, but I'm not sure how they are currently managed.
>> - It is probably the largest package so far, have you experienced slow
> I'll report when I try to use boost with conan.
> I think only a few people did this for now as conan is very new and only
> recent new project will consider using it in it's current state.
>> You can report issues and feedback in the conan-boost repo:
>> Thanks very much,
>> Boost-users mailing list
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