From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 14:16:42
On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:56:46 -0500, Rene Rivera wrote
> The topic of what gets built "out of the box" came up again, this
> time on IRC. Some background... In the past we have gone the route
> of building as much as possible when users do the manual Boost
> build+install. That approach has gotten us a rather distressing
> reputation of building being a real pain, mostly because it takes a
> long time to build. But also because it generates a dizzying array
> of library files and hence people have a hard time understanding
> what to link to.
> The old real way to "solve" this is to reduce the number of variants
> we build by default. So the current favorite is to only build:
> * multi-threaded, shared runtime, release
> This seems to be the most used and most immediately useful variant
> in the majority of platforms. It also happens to be, other than
> release vs. debug, the only possible variant in some platforms.
> So if no one has objections to this choice I, with help from Volodya,
> will change this by the end of the week.
I'm in support of this change.
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