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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-17 09:34:16

John Maddock wrote:
> Anthony Williams wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've just checked in some new quickbook-based documentation for the
>> much-revised thread library on trunk. I expect there's still some
>> parts that are inadequate, but given the major changes since Boost
>> 1.34, I want to ensure that the new docs are in with the new release.
>> So, first question: is it OK to commit the new documentation to the
>> release branch?
> IMO this should be part of the release - I assume the existing docs are
> outdated - verging on downright misleading at present? But check with Beman
> on this one.

Yes, go ahead.

>> Second question: I see that many libraries have the generated
>> documentation checked in to SVN. Is this recommended practice?
> Not as such... but if the libraries documentation has grown too complex
> and/or needs it's own XSLT options setting when generating to make it
> navigable, then yes by all means.

I'd prefer you didn't for the 1.35.0 release.

>> Next: The thread library documentation index at
>> BOOST_ROOT/libs/thread/doc/index.html redirects to
>> BOOST_ROOT/doc/html/thread.html, which in turn redirects to the
>> generated version on the website. Is this still appropriate?
> Yes, if you're going to building the docs as part of the stuff in /doc/, but
> not if you're checking in the generated docs.

I agree with John.

>> Finally: Are there any glaring omissions that I ought to address
>> before 1.35.0 is shipped?
> No idea :-)

Me either :-)


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