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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-01 23:27:21

If you really want a poll, I do build boost myself. I can honestly say that I am not familiar enough with bjam even after a really long time tinkering with it (for what thats worth). Currently I build boost as part of the build on one project and use pre-built on another. I'm finding building it myself (using my own build system) is a lot better as I can apply stuff like profiling flags or changing compilers on a whim. To build boost I did need to make sure my build system could handle the same sort of things that bjam does (which it did).

Personally, I don't care if boost takes 2 years to release, so long as the release is solid and after being on this list, I don't think there is any fear of that.

PS: Congratulations on 1 remaining test failure!

-----Original Message-----
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] on behalf of Stefan Seefeld
Sent: Sun 4/1/2007 6:18 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] Boost packages?

How many boost users are actually building boost themselves, compared
to those who use prepackaged 'system' libraries ? (And from those who
do build themselves, how many are sufficiently familiar with the infrastructure
to know how to use these fine tools well (compared to those who are very happy
to just be able to get the whole thing up and running so they don't need to
touch it ever again) ?

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