[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#473752: Bug#473752: Bug#473752: Boost 1.35 has been released

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Fri Apr 18 14:39:58 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:20:39PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:

> I could make sush package but I need the point about the SVN repository.
> Steve, I saw the transition of boost-jam to merge-upstream-mode, which
> are your plans for boost?

I have also changed boost to merge-upstream-mode.  I hope you're OK
with that.

Can I ask for a few more days to package 1.35.0?  I think I'm nearing
the end.  I haven't committed everything yet because it isn't working.
Boost has a very long change-compile-test cycle :-(

My immediate goal is to produce a boost for upload to experimental,
built the same way we have always done it.  I prefer to get that
out of the way before tweaking the package.

I don't disagree with anything you say w.r.t. a separate boost
package.  Let's go down that route.  Is the idea to version all the
-dev packages and have them conflict?  This allows you to choose one
and only one boost version for development.  But you can co-install
different boost shared library versions.

Or do you want to version the includes as well
(e.g. /usr/include/boost-1_35) and aim for co-installable development
packages?  In this case, the boost version in the link library name
becomes an asset rather than a burden, which is opposite to what I've
been arguing recently [1].  :-)

I have, by the way, succeeded in removing both the compiler version
and boost version decorations from the library names in my local tree
of 1.35.0.  My struggle now is to get all the "expected" upstream
link library names created for the packages.


[1] http://lists.boost.org/boost-build/2008/04/18835.php
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