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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 10:17:56

Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 5/26/05, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> You seriously want an example like that for every one of 51 toolsets?
> Not hardly, no. Just the ones that are the most popular (probably
> only those three). Anyone on a different platform/toolchain will have
> to take a little time and RTFM.

Sounds fine, then. You just said "vc-7_1, etc." so how could I know.

> Please don't shoot the messenger.

This ain't shootin', partner. When I'm shootin', you'll know it from
the blood on your shirt.

> You asked for some examples, so I took the time and wrote them out
> in what I think is a very complete form.

Very nice.

> There's already a page on the Wiki called InstallingBoost, and perhaps
> it could be buffed up a bit (it offers the IMHO singularly bad advice
> of copying all the Boost headers and libs into the MSVC install dir)
> and linked to or included in-line in the Getting Started page.

I don't think the Wiki is the right place for the easy-to-use getting
started guide. It should be a very stable part of the main Boost

> I already have CVS access, so I could make changes as appropriate.

Go for it, but please keep the important information within the main
Boost website. Note that any changes you make will be reflected at within an hour or 2.

> I'm leaving town this afternoon for the holiday weekend, so I don't
> know that I can get anything committed before Tuesday.

That's soon enough for me.

> Here's the Wiki page:
> Someone else suggested a web form could be used to generate the bjam
> command line from user input (e.g. pick your platform, compiler,
> desired configuration from pull-down menus). I like that idea lot.

Need volunteers. :^)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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