Boost C++ Libraries
Boost provides free peer-reviewed portable C++ source
libraries. The emphasis is on libraries that work well with the C++
Standard Library. One goal is to establish "existing practice" and
provide reference implementations so that the Boost libraries are
suitable for eventual standardization. Some of the libraries have
already been proposed for inclusion in the C++ Standards Committee's
upcoming C++ Standard Library Technical Report.
Although Boost was begun by members of the C++ Standards Committee
Library Working Group, membership has expanded to include nearly two
thousand members of the C++ community at large.
This package contains the dynamic libraries. For development using Boost, you
also need the boost-devel package. For documentation, see the boost-doc package.