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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2002-02-22 10:51:41


Author: williamkempf (williamkempf_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime
Date: 22/02/02 14:48

--- In boost_at_y..., "braden_mcdaniel" <braden_at_e...> wrote:


>> performance metrics. But where deployment is concerned, Windows is
>> downright developer-*hostile*.
>I disagree. MSI installations are much friendly then autotools


come on guys. we're surely not going to have a my platform is better than
yours contest here.

Different platforms have different ways of working. Most platforms today
offer both command line and GUI and I'm not qiite syure of the relevance of
arguing of whether a particular platform is a good development platform. It
comes down to your prefered style and mostly, what you are used to.

I work on both Windows with IDE and cygwin and on unix. I have a personal
preference for unix and find autoconf great as a user of other peoples
configs but archane to try to learn ( my *personal* experience, but then I
find most scripting archane ;-) ).

I also have a great deal of sympathy with Bill's position re what he can
and can't install on his machine at work. I've been in similar places

I think jam and boost::config should remain the mandated for developers
build system. There is a nice symetery where they are platform neutral and
place the same ( small ) learning curve on everyone. And, there is the
excellent support from Dave A.

If people want to submitt autotools or MSI build and install scripts I
don't personally see a problem with that. But boost::developers should
stick with our current agreed build environment.


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