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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-10-11 15:44:41

----- Original Message -----
From: <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> --- In boost_at_y..., Ross Smith <ross.s_at_i...> wrote:
> > Will it still be possible to download Boost, build it using some
> simple
> > command line (on the level of "./configure && make install", and
> then go
> > ahead and use it in Makefile-based projects like any other library?
> Or
> > will it be necessary to use Jam instead of make for projects that
> use
> > Boost?
> >
> > (To put it another way: will we have to learn Jam in order to use
> > Boost?)
> What Jam produces is the same as what make would produce (though the
> Boost.Build system nicely seperates the variants, such as
> Debug/Release, MT/ST etc.). So nothing changes for you as a
> developer once the Boost libraries are built.


> Currently, one issue that Boost.Build doesn't address (but it's being
> at least planned for) is installation, so you may have to manually
> copy the files to your various platform specific locations after they
> are built, but this shouldn't be much of a burden while this is being
> worked on by the Boost.Build developers.

Also correct.

> That said, once you've used Jam you'll never go back to make, so you
> might want to check into Jam any way.

So I hope ;-)


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