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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-20 11:48:06

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From: "braden_mcdaniel" <braden_at_[hidden]>

> On the other hand...
> Though jam may purport to be an improvement over make, automake gives
> make a significant advantage by providing a number of useful build
> targets, notably "dist" and "install". Having the latter target
> available in particular greatly facilitates the creation of
> installable packages as you find in the popular Linux distributions.
> There is no doubt in my mind that the lack of these targets in the
> Boost build setup has hampered Boost's penetration into this space.
> You don't *have* to use the autotools to fix this problem; it's just a
> lot more work without them.

Please read this thread:

And then I will ask the same question I asked in this message:

"Are you volunteering? I don't think it's a good idea to have redundant
systems, but I would be happy if someone would supply a different system
which satisfies all or most of the goals described at I would
simply retire Boost.Build if the alternative were easier to use and


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