Boost-1.50 in Fedora 18, Boost.Filesystem v2 to be dropped

Petr Machata pmachata at
Mon Mar 19 16:19:02 UTC 2012

Hi there,

we (the Boost maintainers) intend to bump boost to a more recent version
in course of Fedora 18 development.  Though no schedule is available for
Boost or Fedora as of yet, it seems like we are aiming for 1.50 and
there should be a couple months of overlap.  We intend to make this a
feature when our plans become more solid, as usually.

One of the more invasive changes that this release will probably bring
is getting rid of support for Boost.Filesystem v2 [1], which was already
announced about two Fedoras ago.  I'd like to encourage all maintainers
who build their packages with -DBOOST_FILESYSTEM_VERSION=2 to drop that
option and try to rebuild their packages as soon as possible, ideally
before the new Boost lands.


P.S. thanks to Denis Arnaud who spotted the intention of removal!


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