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From: Martin Slater (mslater_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-30 10:03:31

> but I think this whole thread was started
> to make it easier for novices to check out
> boost. Having to learn a special tool
> (bjam) in order to do that isn't exactly
> easy (even if the expected usage might be
> rather trivial).

Exactly and it doesn't matter where you run bjam from or not its no
different. The easiest thing to do is to hide from the user the fact
bjam is running by a simple gui run post installation (this installs
boost source tree and prebuit bjam binaries into the install directory
and adds the directory to the user path) that allows common
configurations to be built at the touch of a button as well as adding
the install include + lib directories to the toolsets include + lib
paths if they support that. This is a very simple first step in
usability without going the whole hog of auto generating solution files
and whatnot from the bjam build source. I wouldnt imagine this would
take more than a day to put together (at least in demo form) and may
well help guide the discussion.


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