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From: bill_kempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-20 12:59:18

--- In boost_at_y..., "braden_mcdaniel" <braden_at_e...> wrote:
> Maybe later, but not now. I'm not really using Boost yet, though I
> anticipate doing so in the future. A requirement for me is that my
> users are able to obtain dependencies for my package easily, and
> install those dependencies without having to do things like set
> environment variables, install obscure build tools, or do anything
> else out of the ordinary. A person compiling my package may not be
> experienced software developer.

automake+autoconf fails some of your criteria unless the platform is
restricted to POSIX platforms. On the other hand, work is being done
to make all of the above true for Jam.

> So when the time comes, I'll have to see where Boost is and evaluate
> my options:
> * Add an install target to the Jam build system.

This one is already being discussed and worked on.

> * Create a parallel autotools build.
> * Not use Boost.

Bill Kempf

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