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Version 1.33.1

Version 1.33.1

December 5th, 2006 12:00 GMT



Updated Libraries

  • Any Library: Cast to reference types introduced in 1.33.0 is now documented on any_cast documentation page.
  • Bind Library: Bind expressions now support comparisons and negation. Example: bind(&X::name, _1) < bind(&X::name, _2).
  • Config Library: Don't undef BOOST_LIB_TOOLSET after use.
  • Boost.Python:
    • The build now assumes Python 2.4 by default, rather than 2.2
    • Support Python that's built without Unicode support
    • Support for wrapping classes with overloaded address-of (&) operators
  • Smart Pointer Library: Fixed problems under Metrowerks CodeWarrior on PowerPC (Mac OS X) with inlining on, GNU GCC on PowerPC 64.
  • Regex Library: Fixed the supplied makefiles, and other small compiler specific changes. Refer to the regex history page for more information on these and other small changes.
  • Iostreams Library: Improved the interface for accessing a chain's components, added is_open members to the file and file descriptor devices, fixed memory-mapped files on Windows, and made minor changes to the documentation.
  • Boost.Python:
    • Added support for docstrings on nonstatic properties.
    • We now export the client-provided docstrings for init<optional<> > and XXX_FUNCTION_OVERLOADS() for only the last overload.
    • Support for Embedded VC++ 4 and GCC-3.3 on MacOS added
    • Introduced better support for rvalue from-python conversions of shared_ptr.
    • Support for exposing vector<T*> with the indexing suite.
    • updated visual studio project build file.
    • Added search feature to the index page.
  • Functional/Hash Library: Fixed the points example.
  • Multi-index Containers Library: Fixed a problem with multithreaded code, and other minor changes. Refer to the library release notes for further details.
  • Graph Library:
    • Fixed a problem with the relaxed heap on x86 Linux (fixes bug in dijkstra_shortest_paths).
    • Fixed problems with cuthill_mckee_ordering and king_ordering producing no results.
    • Added color_map parameter to dijkstra_shortest_paths.
  • Signals Library: Fixed problems with the use of Signals across shared library boundaries.
  • Thread library: read_write_mutex has been removed due to problems with deadlocks.
  • Wave library (V1.2.1): Fixed a couple of problems, refer to the change log for further details.

Supported Compilers

Boost is tested on a wide range of compilers and platforms. Since Boost libraries rely on modern C++ features not available in all compilers, not all Boost libraries will work with every compiler. The following compilers and platforms have been extensively tested with Boost, although many other compilers and platforms will work as well. For more information, see the regression test results.

New for this release: Support for building with the newest STLport-5.0 was added. The support includes building with MinGW Runtime 3.8 plus STLport-5.0 improved to support wide character operations. Apple GCC 4.0, HP Tru64 C++, and Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0 are supported platforms. We have added an experimental autoconf-like configure script for Unix-like systems: run configure --help for more information.

  • Apple GCC 3.3, 4.0 on Mac OS X.
  • Borland C++ 5.6.4 on Windows.
  • GNU C++ 2.95.3 (with and without STLport), 3.2.x., 3.3.x, 3.4.x, 4.0.x on Windows, Linux and Solaris.
  • Intel C++ 8.1, 9.0 on Windows, Linux.
  • Metrowerks CodeWarrior 8.3, 9.4, 9.5 on Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 (sp5, with and without STLport), 7.0, 7.1, 8.0. Note: Boost does not support the non-standard "Safe" C++ Library shipping with Visual C++ 8.0, which may result in many spurious warnings from Boost headers and other standards-conforming C++ code. To suppress these warnings, define the macro _SCL_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE.


Medieval Mr. Gregor Douglas Gregor managed this release.

A great number of people contributed their time and expertise to make this release possible. Special thanks go to Aleksey Gurtovoy and Misha Bergal, who managed to keep the regression testing system working throughout the release process; David Abrahams, Beman Dawes, Aleksey Gurtovoy, Bronek Kozicki, Rene Rivera and Jonathan Turkanis for greatly improving the quality of this release; Rene Rivera for the new Boost web page design; and Zoltan "cad" Juhasz for the new Boost logo.