Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2022 15:26:38 UTC
Kurt Jaeger wrote: >> The various boost ports (C++ libraries) available are currently on upstream version 1.72 whereas the current release would be 1.78. >> >> I'd like to understand whether there is a technical reason for the FreeBSD ports being "so far behind"? > > Somewhat, yes. > > There's a PR for the update: > > https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=246106 > > The cause of the delay is this: If we update boost, we test-build > all the depends. If there are errors, the maintainers of those > depending ports should fix those errors. That's not always easy, possible > or the maintainer is busy with other things. > To add, we have to do this for *every* boost update because the API is not stable between versions. We have an overlay repository  if anyone would like to help move it along.  https://github.com/fluffykhv/freebsd-ports-boost -- Charlie Li …nope, still don't have an exit line.