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Re: Minimum Boost version


On Wed, 28 Aug 2019 at 21:04, Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>
> Going up to 1.67 won't be possible, since 18.04 is estimated to be
supported by KiCad until 2023 (

Ah, good point. I was only considering the official repos (KiCad 4) rather
than PPAs/people compiling their own.

> If anything, it might make sense to go to 1.59 now, and re-evaluate it
farther in the v6 development (such as when the Python minimum version is
also re-evaluated).

Based on that table, I'd say 1.62 is the first step -- that supports Debian
Stretch (oldstable, supported until 2020 sometime). IMHO it makes sense to
update as far as possible soon in the development cycle to allow more time
to make use of new features / remove conditionally compiled code etc.

- Blair

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