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From: Braden McDaniel (braden.n.mcdaniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-11 16:30:03

On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 16:28:38 -0400, David Abrahams wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> 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
> it.
> 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,

Such as?

As you might guess, I don't agree at all. There is a tremendous variety
of software available for POSIX systems; in the history of the platform,
a whole lot of different requirements have been addressed. I don't see
what's novel about Boost in this respect.


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