From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-26 16:58:52
Stephen Nuchia wrote:
> I am using boost in the build of a commercial software package using
> Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 as the primary build engine. We are
> building for both 32- and 64-bit targets. There is no mention in the
> "getting started" documents of how to build the libraries for different
> In the VS2008 world the build control files are parameterized with
> macros, the relevant one of which is $(PlatformName) which has the value
> "Win32" in 32-bit builds and "x64" in 64-bit builds. To permit
> maximally "clean" configuration control in the client code tree, the
> boost libs should live in directories with names based on this
> I have manually created lib-Win32 and lib-x64 under the prior release
> and am in the process of doing the same under RC2. The purpose of this
> note is to suggest that there is probably a large audience of similarly
> situated folks who could use at least a breadcrumb in the documentation
> and, perhaps, some automation. The "installer" for windows should, in
> my opinion, use the
> ROOT_DIR/lib-$(PlatformName) convention as well.
This sounds like an important issue, but not one we can address in the
1.35.0 time frame.
Could you please open a trac ticket for it so it isn't lost?