There are two changes. First, we upgraded to Boost 1.55. While Boost 1.57 is now current, I am playing it somewhat safe and conservative here by relying on what is the current version in Debian (and Ubuntu). I even started from the Debian tarball. This ensures we include nothing not in accordance with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (as they are a good proxy for what is acceptable to CRAN). The second change was the addition of Boost.Geometry as requested in issue ticket 5.
A brief summary of changes from the
NEWS file (which we failed to update for the release; the text below is however now in the repo):
Changes in version 1.55.0-1 (2014-12-21)
Upgraded to Boost 1.55 once again from the Debian tarball at https://packages.debian.org/source/sid/boost1.55
Added Boost Geometry requested in GH ticket #5 by 'teramonagi'