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Re: Kicad build fails with Boost 1.34 (documentation


Philip Axer wrote:

On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 09:26 -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:


I don't see why we would need this kind of effort!

You mean the 1/2 hour I spent trying to help someone?

Please speak up if you think my time was worth it. Otherwise I can sure find better ways to spend it.

I think Axer doesn't even understand the problem, let alone the solution.


kicad compiles with
1.37 which can be considered as "old" (as stated before boost is
currently at 1.40)! People who want to compile a piece of code by hand
should be able to handle the dependencies on their own. Especially if it
is THAT easy (ubuntu jaunty: sudo apt-get install libboost1.37-dev)
It is totally the wrong spot to work on simplifying the compilation
procedure in order to enable the "ordinary" end-user to build his own
packages. Why not putting the effort in building kicad packages which
automatically solve the dependency issue. I'm pretty sure that most
users are not interested in the code anyways.

Well speaking of which, I have set up a ppa on launchpad containing up
to date kicad packages. These are nightly builds, thus UNSTABLE!. You
can expect daily updates (if there have been commits):


It's still in a testing phase, so I'd be glad for feedback.



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