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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Mon Mar 19 20:51:36 UTC 2012

On Mar 19, 2012 4:19 PM, "Petr Machata" <pmachata at> wrote:
> Hi there,
> we (the Boost maintainers) intend to bump boost to a more recent version
> in course of Fedora 18 development.

The Fedora 18 feature process is already open so I suggest you submit all
these details to there so Fresco can review


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.
> Thanks,
> PM
> P.S. thanks to Denis Arnaud who spotted the intention of removal!
> [1]
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