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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-18 18:25:20

"Hendrik Schober" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi,
> I voluteered to look at how to make the "Getting Started"
> section of the homepage a bit easier to understand and
> follow. (Reminder: I failed to install boost on Windows due
> to stupid errors on my side which I claimed could have been
> avoided with an easier guide.)
> My time to do this is very limited, which is why this takes
> so long. Sorry, but I can't help it.
> I attached a zipped archive of what I have so far. (Unpack
> onto the "more" folder.) I threw this at some fellow workers
> being used to work with Windows. This gave some feedback of
> where I failed. Also, Dave has already put a lot of work
> into reviewing it and this brought many improvements.
> As I still don't understand Boost.Build (I consider it very
> important to remain as ignorant as the targeted audience
> while working on this guide. :o> ), I'd like this to first
> be reviewed here instead of just checking it in.

What do we tell people who get a Boost package for their linux system
that was created by some package maintainer? We don't know much about
where things are located in that case, or even which parts of the
Boost tree the packager decided to include.

At the very least, we need to provide a disclaimer that says "we don't
know how to help you in that case." I'd like to do better, though.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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