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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-18 13:40:04


| -----Original Message-----
| From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
| [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of David Abrahams
| Sent: 17 May 2006 22:06
| To: boost_at_[hidden]
| Cc: boost-users_at_[hidden]
| Subject: [boost] [Announce] Boost Installer for Visual C++ 7.1/8.0
| Boost Consulting is pleased to announce the availability of a Windows
| installer for the current Boost release (1.33.1). See:
| Thanks to everyone who made this possible, including Rene
| Rivera, Eric
| Niebler, Devin Smith, and especially to Daniel Wallin, who applied
| most of the elbow grease.
| Enjoy!


Enjoyed greatly - for quite a long time due to ill-advised over-exuberent
choice of libraries ;-))

1 Should be default choice be all libraries?

2 Should there be some warning about how long it may take?

3 I got a failure to unpack on library zip: the warning was a little too
easy to dismiss?

4 It would be nice to have a some warning at the end that all didn't go

5 Is there a log file saved to record what happened (good and bad).

6 If so telling us what it was called might be helpful.

7 It would add to its idiot-proofness, if it reminded Windows Users to set
or at least check the include and libraries directories. Perhaps:

You probably need to add or check that the Microsoft IDE Tools, Options,
VC++ Directories, the "Show directories" dropdown for include files refer to
??\boost_?_?\, and also for library files refer to ??\boost\boost_?_?\lib.

For example, if you installed verio 1.33.1 to the default location, include
should reference "C:\Program files\boost\boost_1_33_1" and libraries
"c:\Program files\boost\boost_1_33_1\lib"
(Unless we recommend some global environment variable that makes the version

But many thanks - I think this make a BIG difference to Windows Users use of


Paul A Bristow
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