build2 0.3.0 released

April 27th, 2016

The second public alpha release of the build2 toolchain is out and includes quite a few major features in the build system (high fidelity builds, command line configuration overrides), package manager (support for dropping no longer necessary packages), and repository web interface (ability to run multiple instances, look and feel customizations). See the Release Notes for a detailed discussion of these and other new features.

One cool thing about this release is that you can upgrade from the previous version via the package manager/cppget.org repository. Albeit via a bug-fix release for the package manager. Which some may argue makes it even cooler. What we are doing here is trying to figure out the whole backwards-compatibility game early and this stuff is hard. See the Release Announcement for upgrade instructions.

build2 – C++ Build Toolchain

February 3rd, 2016

Wondering what I’ve been up to lately? It’s a C++ build system… it’s a C++ package manager… it’s a C++ package repository! Check it out: build2.

ODB 2.4.0 in Debian/Ubuntu

June 16th, 2015

Just a quick note: at long last and thanks to a persistent effort of László Böszörményi, ODB 2.4.0 is now packaged for Debian and available in the testing and unstable Debian repositories as well as the wily Ubuntu repository. This includes the full set of packages: the ODB compiler, the runtimes for all the open source databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite) as well as both profile libraries (Qt and Boost).

Needless to say, as a long-time Debian user myself, I am very happy!