Boost Build Development Plan
Milestone 2 (October 25, 2002)
Boost buildable with gcc and also usable as part of another project.
Milestone 3 (May 21, 2003)
Two gcc versions and two other compilers are supported. Some other tools (e.g. lex and BoostBook) are implemented.
Milestone 4 (June 18, 2003)
More tools implemented.
Milestone 5 (Jule 2, 2003)
Improvements and bugfixes with dependency scanning. Support for i18n tools. Testing framework for Boost.
Milestone 6 (Jule 22, 2003)
Milestone 7 (Aug 1, 2003)
Milestone 8 (Oct 15, 2003)
Implementation of regression testing framework was implemented. Handling of dependencies to generated headers was optimized. Algorithms for link-compatibility checking and selecting main target alternatives were improved.
Milestone 9.1 (Nov 06, 2003)
Performance was considerably improved. The syntax for linking a library into a library was simplified. The 'stage' rule can traverse dependencies of the targets it installs. Regression testing support now works on Windows. Some toolsets were improved. Bugs in project loading and suffix determination were fixed.
Milestone 10 (TBD)
Remaining features for C++ Boost: improved installation, Python support. Uniform toolset initialization scheme. Many bugfixes
Optimization. Using buildable tools: consider using bison, which is itself built with Boost.Build.
2.0 Release (TBD)
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