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Subject: Re: [boost] New name of bjam.exe
From: Fernando Pelliccioni (fpelliccioni_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-26 16:23:46

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 5:45 AM, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Boosters,
> I am sure that most of you got accustomed to typing "bjam" in console
> whenever you
> want to build things. This name is old, and derives from a tool named
> "jam", which
> is even older (around for maybe 20 years). However, this name is probably
> no longer
> good.
> First, having a single project be identified by both "Boost.Build" and
> "bjam" names
> proves inconveninent from "marketing" and conveninence standpoints, to the
> point where
> many users try to read documentation for Boost.Jam, don't find anything
> there, and
> become upset.
> Second, users get the idea that Boost.Build is somehow related to "Classic
> Jam", which
> is not true.
> For those reasons, Rene and I have decided that "bjam.exe" should go. We're
> thinking
> about naming the executable simply "build.exe", since no other build tool
> bothered to
> take it.
> Does anybody have comments, or better suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Volodya

What about a latin translation?

(english) build --> (latin) constructum


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