From: Stefan Strasser (sstrasser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 07:11:55
I don't know anything about boost installation on windows, since I'm using a
prebuilt debian package, and that's my point:
from the discussion it seems the building process is not as easy as it could
be. so, isn't it a better choice to provide binary packages for the most
popular compilers instead of writing an installer?
Am Donnerstag, 26. Mai 2005 13:21 schrieb Brian Braatz:
> 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
> 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
> > -----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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