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From: Gilles J. Seguin (segg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-23 14:25:11

"Timothy M. Shead" wrote:
> 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?

I will like to have a look at what you have.

The suggested method would be to create a folder at

see also <>
where The Boost Wikis can be used for this specific
purpose. So that boost does not require an advocacy
email group.

We will need a concise FAQ explaining the reasons and
goals of this additions

> Regarding the earlier recommendation that makes Jam related files a
> requirement for library submission:
> [...]
> I will make a counter-proposal: instead of forcing contributors to
> shoulder the burden of build system requirements, let the Jam and
> auto-tools volunteers *both* make a commitment to fill in the gaps
> (wherever they may be) as libraries are submitted. I see it as a
> good-natured race, and I'm willing to make such a commitment because I
> know how trivial it is to put together an auto-tools build. Are the Jam
> folks willing to do the same? If not, it would seem to speak volumes
> about the usability of Jam.
> Timothy M. Shead

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