Change Boost dependency to 1.54 or above?
leontaylor at iinet.net.au
Sat Sep 2 21:15:36 EDT 2017
Centos focuses on being ultra-stable, so all of centos' packages are
very old. I think centos 6 is still using the 2.6 linux kernel.
On Sat, 2017-09-02 at 14:36 -0700, Sumit Bhardwaj wrote:
> 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 kobaltw
> > 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
> > 1.54
> > > or above so we can use Boost::log. I wanted to check back to see
> > > if we
> > are
> > > at a point where we can move Boost from 1.53 which is where we
> > > have it
> > now.
> > >
> > > 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
> > ok.
> > 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
> > more
> > recent versions of boost there, but that would mean either building
> > from
> > scratch or configuring a foreign repository. If we require that we
> > essentially
> > state we're no longer supporting RHEL/Centos 7.
> > I'm inclined not to do that and stick with 1.53 instead.
> > Regards,
> > Geert
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