Hi, there is Boost 1.53 in Fedora and OpenSCAD package builds just fine. If I understand it correctly, this should be Debian specific, according to the linked bug.
Right now, I'm just answering from my mobile phone, so I have no abbility to browse the code, but will look at it tomorrow. OpenSCAD in Fedora has no mt patches, in fact (if I remember it right) it has no patches at all.
> debian is transitioning to boost 1.53, and i'd like to inquery about the
> state of current boost version support in openscad.
I've been using 1.53 on Mac for the last few months without problems.
I think the boost-2.48 issue was related to CGAL, clang and perhaps even Qt bugs. I would think it's fixed by now.
I'd like to have a buildbot set up to build various combinations of libraries, but it's a somewhat large scripting task.