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- February 4th, 2013 18:29 GMT
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- Version 1.53.0 New Libraries: Atomic, Coroutine, Lockfree, Multiprecision, Odeint. Updated Libraries: Algorithm, Array, Asio, Bimap, Chrono, Container, Context, Geometry, GIL, Graph, Hash, Interprocess, Intrusive, Lexical Cast, Locale, Math, MinMax, Move, Polygon, Random, Range, Ratio, Regex, Smart Pointers, StringAlgo, Thread, Utility, Unordered, Variant, Wave and xpressive. February 4th, 2013 18:29 GMT
- Boost.Locale security notice Fix in 1.53, patches for older versions. February 1st, 2013 10:08 GMT
- A Special Note for Boost 1.52.0 and Higher Important information for users of boost::result_of. November 6th, 2012 09:27 GMT