That is incorrrect. Boost has binary libraries you link to statically or dynamically depending which parts of boost you use. _Most_ of boost is header only.

If you cannot get it to build yourself, it is also distributed as pre built binaries

and even easier, you can use NuGet to get boost as a nuget package.

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 1:55 AM, Sergei Nikulov via Boost-users <> wrote:
2017-04-07 9:38 GMT+03:00 Balázs Bámer via Boost-users
> Hi All,
> I have downloaded Boost 1.63 the second time. On my home computer, building
> it yielded all libraries. However, I do similar now at work, and it won't
> build Asio.

It's header only, AFAIK.
So it is nothing to build.
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