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Subject: Re: [boost] trunk vs release
From: Juergen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-24 07:35:28

Hi !

On Thursday 21 May 2009, troy d. straszheim wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > troy d. straszheim wrote:
> > Maybe, we can still have single include directory while achieving
> > the above goal if we make build process create symlinks to
> > directories? That works on Linux, and I believe modern windows has
> > some way to create links too. I am worried about other operating
> > systems, though.

> I share your worry. Probably some scm mechanism should take care of
> it. I'm out of ideas for the moment.

Maybe we should do it like Qt. They use a perl script called "sync-qt"
to build the QTDIR/include tree on demand. The "include" tree then
contains simple header files which just #include the "real" headers
without anything else.

Just clone git:// and take a look at bin/sync-qt
To see it working, just start a (shadow) build using "configure" and take
a look at the generated include tree.

The release packages contain this tree so end users don't need to have
perl installed.

I think that something like that should be possible with Boost.Build and



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