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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-11 15:07:16

on Mon Aug 11 2008, Vladimir Prus <> wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> I worked *extremely* hard to make sure that the instructions as they now
>>> stand will *not* cause people to run into stupid issues that prevent
>>> them from getting started with Boost or decide that Boost is hard to
>>> use, and it's very frustrating to see the potential problems taken so
>>> lightly.
>> I agree. This was the straw that broke the camel's back as far as I'm
>> concerned. I've lost all interest in supporting the current Boost.Build
>> system and look forward to moving one hundred percent to something
>> better, more responsive to user needs, and less likely to break the
>> release process at unexpected moments.
> Hmm? The behavior change been discussed happened for 1.35. And if you
> read the discussion in #1744, I'll be happy to help with whatever behaviour
> change is desired, as soon as everybody agrees on what behaviour should be
> (and reading the comments does not leave me with impression that any concrete
> suggestion was made, by anybody).

Rene made a concrete suggestion in

> The problem here, apparently, is in the
> process, whereby:
> - The folks who discussed behaviour change for 1.35 did not communicate to
> Dave that getting-started needs to be adjusted.


> - Dave did not communicate to you that he considers this issue critical

I'm sorry, yes, I did. At least, I made what I think of as valiant
efforts to do so.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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