Ticket #31169 (closed defect: wontfix)
boost needs a new build system
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Description (last modified by adfernandes@…) (diff)
As a maintainer, the boost build system is driving me crazy. The boost team has decided to write their own installer, and it is buggy, poorly documented, and only vaguely supported on OS X (in my opinion).
Since we do not need all the compiler support and test-case support (and documentation) that the main boost distribution supplies, I am volunteering to write a CMake-based build for mac-specific building and installation. That should eliminate a lot of the problems seen lately under boost and it's reliance on gnumake and it's own internal bjam build system.
My plan is to support shared and dynamic builds, release-only (no debugging) and multithreaded only (since that's the only valid arch on OS X anyway).
The only tricky bit is the python and mpi variants.
I hope to have it working within a couple of weeks.