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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-28 14:42:36

At 04:13 AM 9/28/2003, Baptiste Lepilleur wrote:

> There is one element that can be improved when making the tarball
>maybe the zip) of boost. All VC++ (.dsp & .dsw) project files (obtained
>from the tarball) have unix line ending, which prevents using them
>directly in VC++ (you need to convert the line ending to DOS or VC++
>will report an error).
> Adding a step before generating the tarball that correct the line
>ending of those specific files would resolve the issue.

The .zip distribution file preserves line endings.

The .tar.gz and .tar.bz2 distribution files have all line endings converted
to newlines.

The expectation is that someone who works in a VC++ environment is a
Windows user, and so should download the .zip distribution.

It sounds to me as if you may have downloaded the .gz or .bz2 distributions
intended for UNIX/POSIX systems, then tried to use it on Windows with VC++.

I'll update the release notes to make that clearer.


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