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From: braden_mcdaniel (braden_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-26 12:33:03


--- In boost_at_y..., "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_r...> wrote:
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "braden_mcdaniel" <braden_at_e...>
>
> > > * How can I (or we, the Boost developers in general) help?
> >
> > You could learn the autotools. :-)
>
> As a build system developer, it would probably be a good idea for me
to do
> that eventually. I found the documentation really daunting last time I
> looked, though. Is there an easy way in?

<http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/>

The tools have evolved a bit since that book was published, but it
remains a very good way of getting started.

> > If you don't want to do that, then
> > I'd say just keep an autotools build person informed when the
> > requirements change for your library's build.
>
> Why don't we just have the interested autotools parties set up a CVS
watch
> on the Jamfiles? Less chance of errors that way...

That ought to work.

Braden


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