Bincrafters has now published a Conan package for IBM’s open-source libraries known as “ICU” to our public Conan repository on Bintray. ICU stands for “International Components for Unicode” and is a mature and portable set of libraries for software internationalization (I18N) and globalization (G11N) which implement the Unicode Standard, giving applications the same results on all platforms.
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Bincrafters has now published a Conan package for Microsoft C++ REST SDK to our public Conan repository on Bintray. It is a project which offers both HTTP client and server functionality, including websockets support. It features a modern asynchronous API design in C++ with Boost Asio. It is cross-platform, supporting Windows, Linux, and Mac, as well as IOS and Android. The C++ REST SDK is widely used among C++ projects which have need to interact with REST services. A swagger generator for the C++ REST SDK has also been constructed by the community, which can generate the C++ code needed to compile a strongly-typed C++ SDK for any REST API that publishes a swagger specifications. This makes it an obvious choice for interacting with any such REST API.
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A few weeks ago, we announced a set of Modular Packages on Conan.io for the Boost C++ Libraries. The original set of packages included Boost v1.64.0 only, and we’ve been working ever since to finish packaging v1.65.1. We are happy to announce that the v1.65.1 packages are now available in the Bincrafters public repository.
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“Conan Center” is the moderated central repository for Conan packages hosted by Bintray. With Conan Center, community members need only to check a box on their package in the web portal and it will be submitted for moderation and inclusion. This strategy is very elegant, and actually has been used to great success for several years with their moderated central maven respository for Java packages known as “JCenter”.
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MSYS2 is software distribution and a building platform for Windows. It provides a Unix-like environment, a command-line interface and a software repository making it easier to install, use, build and port software on Windows. Many C++ projects are setup to be built with MSYS2 when built on Windows, rather than MSBuild. It is primarily intended to be used as a
build_requirement in Conan recipes for these projects. One project that requires MSYS2 to build from sources is Google’s build system Bazel.
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