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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Where are we in the release process?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-31 11:01:17

On 30 October 2010 23:10, Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Daniel James wrote:
>> The way that we deal with this kind of shared data is pretty bad, it's
>> duplicated in several places (the maintainers list, lib/libraries.htm,
>> the website, Trac) which requires a lot of maintenance that often goes
>> undone. It shouldn't be too hard to generate most of that from a
>> single information source, maybe some sort of metadata file in the
>> library directory?
> Maybe. For example, it's always possible to make Jamfile present for all libraries,
> right at libs/somelib, and report some metatadata.

I'm not sure what you mean. I'm referring to things like the library
name, a short description, categories, library authors, current
maintainers, documentation location. I wouldn't have thought that was
the kind of thing a build system would be concerned with.


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