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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-16 16:59:44

Jody Hagins wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:42:13 -0500
> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> The only real problem now is that there are a plethora of different
>> build / configuration systems out there. Should BBv2 try to cater to
>> each one? We could generate pkg-config files in addition to Jamfiles,
>> oh and we could generate Makefiles and autoconf files and Visual
>> Studio Projects and Metrowerks projects and...
>> I think the answer is that we (the BB maintainers) should only feel
>> responsible for generating the Jamfiles, and we should invite
>> interested parties to submit Boost.Build support for the other things.
> Right. However, the main problem is not which build tool I use, but how
> I can integrate the boost libraries into my build process.
> Specifically, I must build my code with the same flags and options that
> boost is built. If my project does not use jamfiles, this is very
> difficult, because I have no way of knowing what options to use.

Of course the answer to that is simple: use Boost.Build ;-)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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