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From: Kevin Heifner (heifner_k_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-21 14:04:23

Any chance of getting this committed as part of 1.34?

Kevin Heifner wrote:
> After seeing some posts about people having difficulties building
> Boost with bjam and Dave Abrahams comment about wishing to add
> Microsoft solution files as an alternative build option. OCI
> decided to add MPC ( support
> to Boost. Chad Elliott the creator of MPC put together the zip
> file in Boost Vault under Miscellaneous which contains the
> necessary files to add MPC support to Boost.
> Here is a little description of the addition. It would be great
> if this could be added to Boost and something similar to this
> description added to the getting started web page.
> Building Boost using bjam is straightforward and easy to use for
> those used to building applications with make. However, for
> those who have little or no exposure to make may find building
> Boost with bjam somewhat confusing or difficult. The MPC
> application can be used to provide an alternate build mechanism
> for the Boost libraries.
> MPC ( can generate makefiles
> and projects for various build tools (make, Visual C++ 6.0,
> Visual Studio 7.1, etc.) Allowing users to choose their favorite
> build tool increases the appeal of Boost.
> We have put together boost.mwc (a workspace), a set of mpc files
> (projects) and a simple perl based configure script that allows
> MPC to generate a usable workspace (with projects) to build
> various libraries located in Boost. This perl based configure
> script is used to set up various required environment variables
> and then runs MPC. It takes a few options (most (coicide with
> the existing configure shell script), one of which is the
> --with-toolset option that converts the Boost toolset into the
> corresponding MPC options.
> The result of building Boost with MPC will leave the user with a
> set of libraries located in a "lib" directory at the top of the
> boost directory tree. The libraries are named as they would be
> when built with bjam. The current state of the .mwc file and
> perl based configure script only allows building multi-threaded
> versions of the Boost libraries. This is not meant to replace
> bjam, just provide an alternate way of building Boost.
> Thanks,
> KevinH

Kevin Heifner  heifner @
           Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)

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