[zeromq-dev] ZeroMQ and Boost

Martin Sustrik sustrik at fastmq.com
Tue Jul 28 15:09:46 CEST 2009


Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 11:54 AM, dhruva<dhruva at ymail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Any thoughts on  getting ZeroMQ part of Boost? Since MQ is a pattern for distributed computing, I feel it could fit in Boost. With Boost ASIO and ZeroMQ, the distributed computing story will be more complete.
>> Since Boost has various locks, ZeroMQ could use that instead of having its own. I am still exploring the ZeroMQ code to find similarities or overlapping functionality with Boost. Just my thought that I felt like sharing.
> 
> This is a very interesting idea.  We'd thought of using Boost to make
> 0MQ, but it was slow in fatal ways.  However, putting 0MQ into Boost
> is much neater and would make it accessible to lots more people.
> 
> Any suggestions for how to proceed?

Won't we run into licensing issues here? Boost is using their own 
license IIRC....

Martin




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