Archive for September, 2008

C++ Builder 2009, Boost & bcbboost

September 22, 2008

The number of visits to this blog has increased in the last few days. I obviously don’t know for sure, but C++ Builder 2009 was recently released and one possible reason for the increased traffic is that people are looking for information on Boost support for the new compiler.

As you probably know CB 2009 includes a custom version of Boost 1.35 . This includes a very high number of specific changes which, combined with the standard compliance improvements in the compiler, increase dramatically the level of support compared with previous releases. I would consider this a very convenient solution for those that do not need the latest libraries.

I’m currently in the process of helping the CodeGear people merge their changes into the official Boost repository and I hope to finish in time for the next Boost release, 1.37 . Should I not make it I plan to check with CodeGear whether they have any objection on issuing their patches through bcbboost first.

I currently have no plans for a 1.36 backport, but if you direly need it, let me know.

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September 4, 2008

I just setup a small SourceForge project to hold the C# code I wrote during the last few months. It should be fairly general purpose, with a slant towards system tool programming, which is what I’ve been spending a fair portion of my time on since the beginning of this year. You can check it out here.

You will find the source code and a little bit of documentation. The next thing to do is to issue an initial release. Hopefully during the weekend, but don’t hold your breath.