From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-28 15:46:52
From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> We really need a section at the top of the page titled "What is Boost?"
> that covers something like the following:
> * Boost is a collection of C++ libraries
> - Free for any use
> - Extensively peer-reviewed
> - Extensively Tested
Those are fine as bullets. I suggest that each one be a link to
an appropriate explanatory page. The first can link to the
license page, the second to the review process page, and the last
to the test process page.
> * When you download Boost, you get the whole collection
As others have said, this should be on another page. I can see
having a page that discusses library organization, directory
structure, header-only design, bcp, etc. A bullet, in the above
list, could point to that page with, "Easy to integrate into your
development environment," if you like.
> * There are some dependencies among libraries, but they are not
> tightly coupled
That's good, but I'm not sure whether you need to say that to the
newcomer. At least shorten it to, "Low inter-library coupling,"
and put it in the bulleted list above.
> * There is a tool (bcp) for extracting the parts you want and their
Put this elsewhere.
> * Many boost libraries can be used just by putting the library
> collection's top directory in your #include path. Complete
> instructions for getting started are at: ___
Covered above. This should not be on the home page.
> * The important features of the Boost directory structure are:
> - boost
> - libs
> - more
> - tools
> (with rough descriptions of each)
See above. I don't think this should be on the home page.
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;