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From: Timothy M. Shead (tshead_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-22 17:30:37

David Abrahams wrote:

> The tone of recent posts complaining about the build system has become
> needlessly aggressive and unproductive. Once again, the build system is in
> transition, and nobody's particularly happy about the status quo. It doesn't
> install as smoothly as we'd like. The documentation needs some work. It
> doesn't solve deployment problems (yet) that some would like to see
> addressed. The Boost.Build team is working on some of the issues for V2;
> that's our contribution. Pointing out that the situation isn't ideal (I am
> taking the most charitable view of this post, her) isn't helpful, because
> everyone knows that.
> Please either make a constructive contribution yourself or back off about
> Boost.Build.

Hellooooo ... person trying to contribute, here:

> I've been using a subset of boost (most of the "headers-only" stuff,
> plus the regex library) under GNU/Linux for some time now, using
> auto-tools scripts that took about an hour to create. If the
> maintainers are willing, I would like to contribute my existing work and
> expand it to cover the entire library. This would consist of a
> "" file in each subdirectory, plus top-level "bootstrap" and
> "" files. Since this doesn't really fall under the
> "submissions" guidelines on the website, what is the preferred
> method to submit these files?

Tim Shead

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