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Subject: Re: [boost] Collection of Jamfiles for 3rd-parties?
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-15 19:14:25

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if would it make sense to have a directory in Sandbox
> or close where Jamfiles for various third-party programs and
> libraries could be maintained.
> I imagine it could make it easier to integrate various
> dependencies with Boost and Boost Sandbox libraries.
> For example, GIL makes use of libpng, libjpeg, libtiff,
> libz, gzip/bzip2 are used by others too.
> I found that HAIKU OS maintains collection of Boost Build
> enabled libraries:
> I'm not suggesting to do the same, but perhaps it would make
> sense to maintain Jamfiles only, so users can download them
> and refer to such libraries using symbolic targets.
> I'm curious of your comments?


And I believe Volodya is working on integrating that at some point into
the main build system. With additions for pre-built libs. But feel free
to add to the above location.

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