[pkg-boost-devel] boost1.53 rebuild

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Wed Mar 27 04:16:22 UTC 2013

On March 26, 2013 10:47:33 AM Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:

> Should I open a transition bug report and start filing wishlist bugs
> against the affected packages & block the transition bug?

Sounds like a good idea to me.  I just filed the transition bug (copied to you) 
so you can start to use it.

> When jessie opens, I fear this transition tangling in with the other
> transitions.

No doubt.  It always does.

> I proposed open next ubuntu devel release (in may) with boost1.53 as
> default. Would boost maintainers welcome that? When are you planning to
> switch to boost1.53 by default in Debian? (It was raised as a concern in
> Ubuntu) [1]

Well, that depends on when wheezy is released.  Left to my own devices, I'd 
probably try to transition to the latest Boost version when "unstable" is open 
for new development again.  

Boost 1.53 was released in February, so I expect Boost 1.54 in early May.   
When does Ubuntu need to make a decision?  

Note also that the first transition from 1.49 to 1.53 or later will be fairly 
painful as that is 4 versions (a year in the life of Boost).  But a subsequent 
transition by one Boost release may be smoother.  Last year I did a transition 
to 1.49 just 6 weeks or so after the transition to 1.48.  So one thought is to 
do the transition to 1.53 as soon as possible, then do another transition 
closer to when the Ubuntu release is freezing.  (when might that be?)


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