Boost logo

Boost :

From: Andrey Melnikov (melnikov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-28 12:18:26

Brian Ravnsgaard Riis wrote:
> Bertolt Mildner wrote:

>> As there is no common place for libraries (incl. header, static link
>> libs)
>> the next best IMHO thing is %PROGRAMFILES%.

Well, even Microsoft isn't sure what location to use. DDK installes to
root, and Platform SDK to Program files. So I think boost should
introduce such a location and suggest other libraries to select this
installation location too.
>> What options do we have:
>> - new dir in root: Not a option, imagine everyone would do that!
> Isn't it?

I agree.

Now boost is a bad example for other libraries. If all libraries will
follow boost's example, we would get c:\boost, c:\zlib, c:\cppunit,
c:\mpich2 etc. This is definitely a bad idea.

> C:\Lib\boost\...
> C:\Lib\wxwidgets\...
> ...
> Of course, this assumes that everyone will "play nice" and actually use
> C:\Lib\ as starting point. This would definitely be my choice, though.

I would suggest just %SystemDrive%\lib:

users will have to /I %SystemDrive%\lib\boost_1_33 and add
%SystemDrive%\lib\ to their source paths. Includes for other libraries
should go to %SystemDrive%\lib\zlib_1_2_1 and libraries for other
libraries should go to \lib\lib along with boost.

I really like boost library file naming convention, and it would be nice
if other libraries would move to this convention and folder layout.


Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at