[pkg-boost-devel] Packaging of standalone boost.compute

Ghislain Vaillant ghisvail at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 18:49:01 UTC 2015

Dear all,

I queried the mailing list several times in the past month wrt the 
packaging of Boost.Compute.

The following options were suggested:
   * doing a multi-tarball release,
   * waiting for the release of Boost 1.59,
   * packaging Boost.Compute standalone.

After further considerations, I'd be keen on going for the latter 
option. A standalone Boost.Compute already exist from Kyle's PPA [1] and 
apart from making sure both the standalone Boost.Compute and Boost 1.59 
aren't co-installable, I see little problems down the road. Besides, 
backporting to earlier Debian and Ubuntu releases would be easier.

As a reminder, I need Boost.Compute available as a b-dep for the OpenCL 
backend of ArrayFire. It is currently the only missing dep, since both 
clBLAS and clFFT have since been accepted in the archive.

Please let me know of any objections / remarks / advice.

Thanks for your work on Boost for Debian.

Best regards,


[1] https://launchpad.net/~kylelutz/+archive/ubuntu/compute

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