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From: Brian Braatz (brianb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 06:21:25

Wild thought-

Is there a rational way to have a "environment" checker. I am NOT a bjam expert- but it would be handy if we had some cmd line program that would follow spit out all the info BJAM looks for and finds.

I am slightly half cocked in this idea, but basically it would have to be enough information that you could get a better sense for what Bjam was doing

Something like

C:\boost\> boostenvcheck.exe
** Enviroment Report**
Python is not in the path
User-config.jam file is setup to use gcc, vc7.1

I have been using boost for (has it been that long) 2 years now. Bjam still confounds me. ( I appreciate the work effort, it is a cool tool, I remain struggling with it though)

(I am also a tad frustrated because I have been trying to make vc7.1 build wave for the last 5 hours)


I proposed (a long time ago) building a SIMPLE gui framework- with the core elements, and then making a "boost environment checker" out of that- I.e. imagine a tree control with all the types of settings and what nots, and the ability to navigate this gui to try to determine what is not set correctly.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of Lars Gullik Bjønnes
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 3:27 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Re: Customer Friendlier Boost Installation
> "Hendrik Schober" <SpamTrap_at_[hidden]> writes:
> | Lars Gullik Bjønnes <larsbj_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >>
> >> | We never wanted to be the sole province of experts. We always wanted
> >> | widespread usage. If you want to be a member of an exclusive
> >> | "experts" club this is the wrong place to find it.
> >>
> >> Sure. But there, imho, must be a difference expected between _users_
> >> of the libraries, and _installers_ (or packagers) of the libraries.
> >
> >
> | How so? Shall people employ an administrator to
> | install the libs they want to check out?
> No. But IMHO it should be expect that it is a bit harder to install
> (and in this case it is build as well) the library than use it.
> So: Create an windows installer and then the user can use that.
> --
> Lgb
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