Re: [AMBER-Developers] The Boost headers

From: Wei Zhang <>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:51:29 -0600

Hi Ben,

    The boost in src/gleap is 1.34_1 and it is incomplete, i.e. it only contain those
header which is used by sleap. It does not contain for example the python, regex,
spirit module. Thus would you please list the boost modules used by MTK++?



On Feb 24, 2010, at 8:05 AM, case wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010, Ben Roberts wrote:
>> Those of you who were at the Amber meeting will recall that I spoke
>> about including MTK++ in AmberTools, and was encouraged to drop it in,
>> deferring the decision about whether it will form part of releases.
>> Work to get MTK++ ready to go into AT is advancing at this end. MTK++
>> is dependent on, among other things, Boost. I note that the Boost
>> headers are released with AT already (specifically, Boost is under
>> gleap/freelib). From an organisational perspective and to reduce bloat,
>> it would make sense to link MTK++ to this Boost, but to have it moved
>> (say, to the top level of the src directory) so that it's not seen
>> as "only for gleap". I would also need to add in the Boost numeric
>> bindings, if they aren't already present. What do people think about
>> these two ideas?
> I'm cc'ing this to Wei, since I'm not sure he always follows the
> amber-developers list. You and he should duke this out, but your proposal
> to move boost up sounds very logical.
> I'd also like to not have to distribute any parts of boost that we are not
> using. Wei: could you check on this as far as sleap is concerned.
> [As an aside, since there is no longer a "gleap" (?), could we rename
> that directory for the distribution? (Don't do this in CVS, but I can
> handle it at the mkrelease step.) And, are there files/directories under
> amber11/src/gleap that are no longer needed, or which users don't need to
> see?]
> ...thanks...dave

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