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From: Dirk Griffioen (d.griffioen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-15 02:17:49

Hi Robert,

We'll see what we can do - but sadly there's no bjam port for AS400 or

 On both we use the unix-like environment (something like 'qshell' and
the mvs version I keep forgetting), so it might be doable.

The mac-version (not too much) or the unix version of the bjam sources
("file*.c", "exec*.c" "path*.c" etc) could be used as a base - on the
other hand, the gnu tools like 'make' on AS400 map their calls to the
'local' calls - which is not fopen :) - so it might be tricky.
We'll let you know
(If anoynone has ported bjam to AS400 or MVS - I'd lve to know)

Robert Ramey wrote:

        Dirk Griffioen wrote:

                I also outcommented line 125.
                We will, however, upgrade to #20 as soon as possible.

        Note that #20 and subsequent versions do not have
        boost/serialization/shared_count.hpp but rather use a very crude
hack to
        gain access to private variables within shared_count. Hopefully
this will
        be addressed in a better way in the near future.
        You might want to wait just a tiny bit. It looks like
serialization may be
        included in the upcoming boost release. If the release works
out soon you
        might want to move right to boost 1.32. If the release boggs
down or for
        some reason its inconvenient for you do move to 1.32 - you can
use to #20.
        #20 is the last draft. I've tested it extensively with 1.31.

                We have a lot of platforms here (HP, AIX, SUN, VMS,
AS400 and Mainframe
                - with different versions of native compilers and/or
gcc) and it is
                likely we will port to those platforms. If there's an
interest, it might
                be possible to gather some figures.

        Hmmm - embarrassment of riches. It is possible you might be
able to run -
        at least occasionally the bjam test suite for some of the less
        platforms? I would love to know how boost (and of course
        work with AS400 and Mainframe(?). I believe the others are
already covered.
        If you're willing to run the tests, developers might be more
willing the
        help with the porting.
        Robert Ramey
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