From: Rogier van Dalen (rogiervd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-17 03:09:12
On 4/16/05, Andy Little <andy_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> "Rogier van Dalen" <rogiervd_at_[hidden]> wrote
> > I find installing Boost is pretty easy; but as long as one hasn't
> > tried it yet, Boost may look scarily big.
> There has been talk before
> > on something like "Boost Light". Combining concerns #1 and #2,
> > wouldn't it be a good idea to supply a small subset of boost
> > consisting of header-only libraries only?
> I would have thought a system such as r.p.m / windows installer could be used.
> Is the requirement not just a remote version of the functionality of bcp ?. Tie
> this in to the http://www.boost.org/libs/libraries.htm with a suitable
> installer and it would certainly attract casual users.
What I meant is a "starter's package" with a few (often-used)
libraries in it. As I said, I believe the problem may be not the
number of megabytes, but the number of libraries (slightly more than 7
+- 2 :-). A remote version of bcp will only force potential users to
educate themselves about all Boost libraries, and chase them away
rather than attract them, I fear.