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From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 12:56:46

The topic of what gets built "out of the box" came up again, this time
on IRC. Some background... In the past we have gone the route of
building as much as possible when users do the manual Boost
build+install. That approach has gotten us a rather distressing
reputation of building being a real pain, mostly because it takes a long
time to build. But also because it generates a dizzying array of library
files and hence people have a hard time understanding what to link to.

The old real way to "solve" this is to reduce the number of variants we
build by default. So the current favorite is to only build:

   * multi-threaded, shared runtime, release

This seems to be the most used and most immediately useful variant in
the majority of platforms. It also happens to be, other than release vs.
debug, the only possible variant in some platforms.

So if no one has objections to this choice I, with help from Volodya,
will change this by the end of the week.

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