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Subject: Re: [boost] Build doc update
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-16 16:05:27

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]>wrote:

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> According to:
>> we're supposed to have beta release tomorrow, and final release on 31st.
>> Are doc changes allowed in between?
>> What becomes apparent on IRC, is that the current install docs have
>> issues:
>> - Boost.Build command line syntax docs are not very good, because
>> they split information across several pages
>> - Getting started fails to refer to command line syntax directly.
>> - Getting started lists various variants that may be built, and
>> their
>> names, but does not give Boost.Build options to request those
>> variants,
>> so people start to improvise various interesting syntaxes.
>> - It fails to clearly say that 'configure'/'make' is the approach
>> that's
>> only good for native, all-default build.
>> I think it would be good to clear this up, and can work on this, but of
>> course
>> only if the changes can be gotten in. Comments?
> I would be OK with this. In fact, more than OK, because I also have doc
> changes I'd like to get in. :-P But I recuse myself and will let Beman make
> the final decision on whether doc changes are allowed after the beta.

Yes to anyone with document updates. And I did push the beta date out until



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