[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#473752: Bug#473752: Bug#473752: Boost 1.35 has been released
cavok at dandreoli.com
Mon May 5 16:16:04 UTC 2008
On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 12:15:39AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 01:14:45PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 12:22:24AM -0500, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > >
> > > In contrast, the alternative strategy of having all the libfoo-dev
> > > (1.34.1) packages conflict with libfoo1.35.0-dev packages has just a
> > > single negative: that you can't develop simultaneously with 1.34.1 and
> > > 1.35.0. On the positive side, however, you can install the 1.35 -devs
> > > and the existing build scripts will work because the include path and
> > > the simplified link library names are preserved.
> > >
> > > So unless anyone (Domenico?) has a strong preference for the
> > > first option, I'm planning to pursue the second.
> > second option, absolutely.
> Good. I'm planning to assume that the 1.35.x releases are all
> approximately API-compatible, so I'm naming the packages
> libboost-foo1.35-dev. Any objection to that?
> My headache now is that there are 13 -dev packages in Boost. One
> (libboost1.35-dev) contains 60+ header-only libraries, while the
> others each contain 1 library that happens to build a shared object.
> This overhead creates a nonnegligible amount of complexity and
> generates bugs (e.g. #457654, #478782). Is there any value to this
> granularity? I can't see any. If there are no objections, I'm
> leaning towards collapsing all the -dev packages into libboost1.35-dev
> -- and rolling bcp into it, as well. I'll probably keep
> libboost-python1.35-dev separate (with pyste rolled into it).
> Your thoughts?
-----[ Domenico Andreoli, aka cavok
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