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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-23 21:00:40

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Jurko Gospodnetic' wrote:
>> Hi.
>>> 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.
>> Ok, it does take about 10-15 minutes to build everything on our
>> machines here (Windows XP). But I personally like the simple way of
>> building 'everything'.
> Hm...
> [...]
>> Anyway... I would really hate it if someone decided to change the
>> name mangling for different build types or if it became difficult to
>> tell boost build to 'build all variants as it did before by default'.
> It depends on what you consider difficult. It would mean specifying
> something like:
> bjam release debug link=static ... etc.
> But perhaps we can make this much simpler. How about adding an option
> that selects how much is built with some easy to remember names?
> Something like:
> --build-type=minimal (default single variant)
> --build-type=complete (as many variants as possible)

That seems like a good solution.


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