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From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-11 15:23:16

David Abrahams wrote:

> 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

To which you've agreed, and then, in

some other alternative is proposed, as a better one.

>> 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.
> Right.
>> - 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.

Apparently, this issue came as surprise to Beman, anyway?

- Volodya

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