Change Boost dependency to 1.54 or above?
bhardwajs at gmail.com
Sat Sep 2 17:36:58 EDT 2017
Sounds good. I didn't realize Centos 7 was that far behind.
On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 1:19 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be>
> On zaterdag 2 september 2017 09:35:17 CEST Sumit Bhardwaj wrote:
> > Some time back, John had asked if we can move our Boost dependency to
> > or above so we can use Boost::log. I wanted to check back to see if we
> > at a point where we can move Boost from 1.53 which is where we have it
> > For reference, Fedora 22 shipped on May 26, 2015 with Boost version 1.58.
> > Fedora 26 has version 1.63 and Boost's latest version is 1.65.
> Fedora is not a very good reference to determine the lower limit of package
> versions. It generally is very close to upstream.
> The distros to check are the long-term supported ones: RHEL/Centos, Ubuntu
> LTS, Debian stable,...
> For Ubuntu we currently still have to support 14.04LTS (Trusty), because
> that's what our test environment on Travis uses. That platform however is
> It has boost 1.54 and 1.55 is available as well.
> Debian stable was at 1.55 last time I checked.
> RHEL/Centos 7 unfortunately are only at boost 1.53. There are ways to get
> recent versions of boost there, but that would mean either building from
> scratch or configuring a foreign repository. If we require that we
> state we're no longer supporting RHEL/Centos 7.
> I'm inclined not to do that and stick with 1.53 instead.
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