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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-10 17:23:34

Galileo wrote:
> The new getting started guide is nice, but there are a few things that
> could be improved.
> In section 5.2.4 Invoke bjam "--toolset=msvc" is used in the example
> but with auto-linking not working with auto-detecting toolset using it
> in a guide aimed at new and inexperienced users. I think it would be
> better to use "--toolset=msvc-8.0" and users who are not running
> vc2005 can easily substitute "-8.0" with their version.

This is intended to work in RC3

> In the same example "stage" is used but never thoroughly explained and
> loosely hinted that it is only the name of a directory and that you
> could use any name
> A better explanation would be something like this: "The last argument
> to bjam in this example "stage" represent the type of install you will
> make, the available options is… (Insert options and explanations)"

Thanks, I don't think this needs to be fixed for release, but we should not drop it either.

> The link "Boost.Build reference manual" in section 7 is missing
> index.html and points directly to the directory.



Thomas Witt

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