Comments for The Boost Libraries

15 May 2004 02:00 mackstann

Re: Generic Programming and C++ Lib Standardization


> On FreeBSD, it can be easily installed

> from /usr/ports/devel/boost. I would

> expect that most major Linux

> distributions would have it packaged as

> well.

Yep. I think it's even included in Fedora by default now. In debian it's a simple apt-get away, and I'm pretty sure gentoo has it in their portage system. Running a unix-ish OS without a decent package system is what I'd call living in the stone age. Unless you prefer to build everything by hand, but the grandparent poster didn't seem to be the type.

05 Feb 2004 10:25 Nightblade

Re: Generic Programming and C++ Lib Standardization

> That might be very well the case. But
> currently (as in version 1.30.2) there
> is no clean way how to install the
> thing.
> If you search a little in some
> newsgroups you will find a lot of pleas
> for help. So what I will do now is copy
> libraries to /usr/local/lib till my
> compiler is satisfied.
> Welcome back to the stone-age...


On FreeBSD, it can be easily installed from /usr/ports/devel/boost. I would expect that most major Linux distributions would have it packaged as well.

23 Sep 2003 15:20 ralfengels

Re: Generic Programming and C++ Lib Standardization
That might be very well the case. But currently (as in version 1.30.2) there is no clean way how to install the thing.
If you search a little in some newsgroups you will find a lot of pleas for help. So what I will do now is copy libraries to /usr/local/lib till my compiler is satisfied.
Welcome back to the stone-age...

13 Jan 2003 00:48 aanno

Generic Programming and C++ Lib Standardization
Boost.org is to C++ what Apache Jakarta is to Java: A collection of libraries all meant to help developing applications, distributed as Open Source. Most of the libraries are implemented in generic fashion: you should read the source code to grap an idea how gurus use C++ templates and the STL. Topics included are: text processing, extensions to the STL, meta programming, threads, python bindings, and higher order programming.

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