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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-24 08:36:36

Tarjei Knapstad wrote:

> Build was successful on my Fedora 8 laptop. Unit tests also ran
> successfully after I cleared up some disk space :) Docs look fine upon
> manual inspection, and make install seems to work fine (I haven't
> checked if there are missing headers or anything like that).

Ah! That's good to hear!

> Some minor comments:
> * A complete build with unit tests took several hours on a Intel Core2
> T7200 with 2GB ram and helped itself to a whopping 4.6GB of disk.
> Maybe a note could be added to the 'check' target in the Makefile
> stating that it will take a long time and requires approx 4.6 gigs of
> disk? (I started 'make check' before leaving my apartment just to come
> back later finding it had stopped halfway through because I'd ran out
> of diskspace)

Hum... Yes, it would be good to add a note.

> * Docs are not installed. I would expect the docs to appear under
> $PREFIX/share/doc/boost-x.y/

That doesn't seem right to me either. Rene? Daniel?

> * The headers are installed to $INCLUDEDIR/boost-1_35/boost, but I
> expected $INCLUDEDIR/boost. Supposing this is meant to enable parallel
> installs of different versions of boost I think this should be done
> using the --prefix option to configure, not hardcoded in the Jamfiles.
> (the static libraries and symlinks for the libs will be overwritten
> anyway if you attempt to install two versions to the same prefix).

Rene, is this your department? What do you think?

> Other than that hings are looking good IMO, thanks for all your
> efforts to bring us a new release Beman!

It isn't just me. Rene Rivera, Daniel James, John Maddock, and many
others have worked hard to both get this release out and to improve our
infrastructure so that future releases will be smoother.

And of course, thanks for your help too!


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