Quoting Jason Dusek <jason.dusek@...400...>:
I would like to work on Inkscape, and I'd like to use BOOST
for things like smart_pointers, numeric stuff and the like. is
that okay? is it a problem to make inkscape depend on BOOST?
Yes -- at minimum we'd need to assess the availability of BOOST (in
packaged form) on all the target systems we try to support. We've
already had some unpleasant problems with packages for newly
introduced libraries not being widely available.
Also, I would prefer it if you did not use smart pointers -- we do
have an automatic garbage collector; please use that instead if you
don't want to do manual memory management (I can give you tips on
how to use it if needed).