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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.41] cmake references in getting started
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-11 12:08:03

On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> troy d. straszheim wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I went to fix a broken URL in getting started, and noticed that it now
>>>> has references to CMake.
>>>> I have a couple of questions:
>>>> 1. Why is that reference made inside "Easy Build and Install" section,
>>>> which was specifically writen by myself to describe the brand new
>>>> "bootstrap + bjam" procedure?
>>>> 2. Why is getting started including reference for experimental build
>>>> system at all?
>>>> The commit that added this is:
>>>> r56947 | troy | 2009-10-17 07:33:43 +0400 (Sat, 17 Oct 2009) | 5 lines
>>>> Replacement for boost.cmake on trunk and release: notices that it
>>>> exists in the getting started guide.
>>>> and I don't think the change was discussed.
>>> Oh wait, it's more interesting than that. There's also CMake reference
>>> right in index.rst. It surely seems to me that talking about "Alternative method"
>>> before the "Official method" is even mentioned, much less explained, is
>>> outright wrong.
>> This was okayed in general (remove cmake from trunk/release, add notes
>> about boost.cmake's existence in various places) by the boost mods.
>> Take it up with them.
> That's what I'm doing here.

I've removed the index reference to CMake entirely, and repositioned
the unix-variants and windows references. Also tweaked wording to that
the experimental nature was clearer.



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