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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-07-26 15:50:11

At 12:01 PM 7/26/99 -0500, Ed Brey wrote:

>Email seemed somewhat boring, until Beman Dawes wrote:
>>It is now possible to download all of Boost as a single .zip file.
>>(Actually, I dropped the photos to keep the file size down.)
>I like the ZIP orgainization such that all the files that need to
>be compiled as part of a program using the boost libraries are
>together by themselves in one boost directory.

Looking at it from the user's standpoint seems essential, and I can't
see a user rooting around in (eventually) dozens of subdirectories
looking for files that need to be compiled or headers that need to be
copied somewhere else.

>Subsectioning the details of each library into their own directories

>is also good. However, I question including the .zip and .tgz files
>into the large zip. Presumably, downloading the all-inclusive zip
>should preclude the need for the small zip files. It also defeats
>your attempt to exclude picturese, as evidenced by the 191k picture
>of Dietmar wearing his Pink Floyd shirt in

Yes, agreed. Keep in mind that it is much easier if the directory
structure of the submission ZIP's, the web site, and the are the same. Sure I could build scripts to reconcile
differences, but it is far easier if they are the same and so can be
bulk zipped/copied/unzipped/etc. I don't want to ask Dietmar to keep
reworking the scripts he uses to build submissions until the design
is stable. It is still a work in progress as of the moment.

>The libraries page says:
>Download all of Boost as a single ZIP file. As more libraries refer
>each other, installing one at at time is painful. This is a first
try at
>making installation easier.
>but fails to provides a hyperlink. The hyperlink in the news
>of the main page works fine, however.

Fixed. Thanks.

><picky> News item:
>"Many headers were changed to an extension of .hpp on July 23,
>has an extra period.</picky>

Fixed. Thanks.


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