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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Where are we in the release process?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-04 13:41:05

Daniel James wrote:

> 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.

Library name and short description is a metadata that a build system
can make good use of -- say, .pc files as used by pkg-config can
have that.

- Volodya

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