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From: Arkadiy Vertleyb (vertleyb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 10:57:40

"David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Jonathan Wakely <cow_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 08:55:59AM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
> >
> >> They do look crystal clear to me. So far, they only seem to fail for
> >> people who fail to follow the directions, IMO because they feel
> >> they're in alien command-line territory and get flustered. Maybe we
> >> just need a reassuring statement at the beginning.
> >
> >
> >
> > How about this? Worked for the best-selling book in the galaxy ;)
> I like it. Always good to start an adventure with a smile ;-)

It's really not about command line versus GUI. It's just that default
installation _should_ be one-button (or one batch command) operation.

Instead, a simple requirement "install the quickbook" forses a person to:

1) check out Boost CVS;
2) build bjam;
3) figure out the difference between Boost.Build v1 and v2;
4) download and configire Boost.Build v2;
5) figure out how to build the quickbook (any info about this in the docs?)
6) download xslt processor from cygwin;
7) build the Boost.Book
8) Do whatever else (I am not even close to this right now).

Sorry if I am somwhat off topic. Just waisting my day off, and being
frustrated RIGHT NOW.


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