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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-11 15:28:38

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From: "Braden McDaniel" <braden.n.mcdaniel_at_[hidden]>

> As I see it, the
> difference to users is simply that an autotools build offers a feature
> lacking in the Jam build: deployment. This is practical with the
> autotools because for POSIX systems, there are better understood
> notions of how software should be installed; and as a result of this,
> the autotools provide support for deploying software per those
> conventions. But deployment is a perfectly reasonable feature to want
> regardless of whether you're developing software or just installing

I agree with you on that point. However, there's an additional problem
that we haven't decided what deployment should mean for boost. It's
unlike other software deployed for POSIX in several non-trivial
respects, and I don't know if we have a good model for how it should be


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