= System Wide Change: Fedora 24 Boost 1.60 uplift =
* Jonathan Wakely <jwakely AT redhat DOT com >
This change brings Boost 1.60.0 to Fedora 24. This will mean F24 ships
with the latest upstream Boost release.
== Detailed Description ==
The aim is to synchronize Fedora with the most recent Boost release.
Because ABI stability is one of explicit Boost non-goals, this entails
rebuilding of all dependent packages. This has also always entailed
yours truly assisting maintainers of client packages in decoding
cryptic boostese seen in output from g++. Such care is to be expected
this time around as well.
Boost 1.60 is scheduled for release on 2 Dec 2016 and a beta release
is already available for testing
== Scope ==
* Build will be done with Boost.Build v2 (which is upstream-sanctioned
way of building Boost)
* Request a "f24-boost" build system tag (discussion):
* Build boost into that tag (take a look at the build #606493 for inspiration)
* Post a request for rebuilds to fedora-devel (XXX link to
fedora-devel message here)
* Work on rebuilding dependent packages in the tag.
* When most is done, re-tag all the packages to rawhide
* Watch fedora-devel and assist in rebuilding broken Boost clients (by
fixing the client, or Boost).
In order to discover any problems ASAP the proposal owner has created
a COPR and built the Boost 1.60.0 beta, and started rebuilding the
300+ dependent packages. The results of this COPR will be thrown away,
but it means any bugs in the upstream release can be reported and
fixed before the final release (rather than patched in the Fedora
package) and any changes needed in dependent packages will be known
* Those who depend on Boost DSOs will have to rebuild their packages.
Feature owners will alleviate some of this work as indicated above,
and will assist those whose packages fail to build in debugging them.
* The proposal owner has already started test rebuilds of affected
packages and identifying the needed changes, and will propose patches
to Boost upstream or to the client packages' upstreams as appropriate.
Policies and guidelines:
* Apart from scope, this is business as usual, so no policies, no guidelines.
* N/A (not needed for this Change)
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