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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-17 17:14:42

Stefan Seefeld <seefeld_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> Another, but related, question would be whether that could be abstracted
>> a little along these lines:
>> * how much of the info can be extracted from the build system automatically ?
>> * what (meta)data needs to be added by developers manually ?
>> * can the same process be repeated for other packagers, such as deb or msi ?
> Sorry, that wasn't particularly clear. Let me add:
> * Can the process be abstracted such that the same input can be used
> to generate a variety of packages automatically ?

Yes, a good goal, and one we've been discussing for some time on the
Boost.Build list.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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