Subject: Re: [boost] [1.39.0] getting started update
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-15 18:41:50
on Wed Apr 15 2009, Vladimir Prus <vladimir-AT-codesourcery.com> wrote:
> The attached patch updates getting started to the
> changes I've did to simplify build process, described
> and some other existing reality. Specifically:
> 1. The bootstrap + bjam procedure is documented.
> 2. The Boost.System library is added to the list of libraries
> needing compilation.
> 3. Unix docs are adjusted to use stage/lib everywhere, as
> opposed to using 'lib' in some cases.
> Dave, can you review this? I have regenerated HTML and visually
> inspected them, but HTML diffs are not included for clarity.
There's only one section I'd change:
> +If you wish to build from source and is using Visual C++, you can use a
> +simple build procedure described in this section. Open the command prompt
> +and change your current directory to the Boost root directory. Then, type
> +the following commands::
> + bootstrap
> + .\bjam
> +The first command prepares the Boost.Build system for use. The second
> +command invokes Boost.Build to build C++ Boost. Please consult the
> +`Boost.Build documentation`__ for a list of options that can be passed
> +to ``bjam``.
If you wish to build from source with Visual C++, you can use a
simple build procedure described in this section. Open the command prompt
and change your current directory to the Boost root directory. Then, type
the following commands::
The first command prepares the Boost.Build system for use. The second
command invokes Boost.Build to build the separately-compiled Boost
libraries. Please consult the `Boost.Build documentation`__ for a list
of options that can be passed to ``bjam``.
[Note: "C++ Boost," while possibly implied by the old logo, is not the
name of our project. It's either "Boost" or "The Boost C++ Libraries"]
-- Dave Abrahams BoostPro Computing http://www.boostpro.com
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