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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-24 03:55:57

Rene Rivera wrote:
> 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

I'm not part of the release team, so sorry for intruding ...

Boost.C++ is a foundation for developers to build their own application
and/or libraries, right - so: Are there any developers that do _not_ use the
debug builds of the libraries?

/ Johan

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