Subject: [boost] [website] Suggestions
From: Stephan T. Lavavej (stl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-04-28 21:53:22
It would be wonderful if:
1. On the main page, there was a direct link to the current version's documentation. Currently, you have to click Documentation, then "1.46.1 - Current Release".
(Actually, I just noticed that a direct link does exist - Libraries under Welcome. I was hoping for a big blue button saying GET DOCS.)
2. There was a terse list of links to each library's documentation. The master list currently mentions 6 additional pieces of information for each library (Summary, Authors, First Release, Standard, Build, and Categories). That's nice, but it makes finding library X's documentation significantly more tedious than it has to be (I count 105 libraries in 1.46.1 - that's a lot of scrolling!). I suspect that even beginners don't need information other than the Summary 99% of the time. The current info should be preserved somewhere, but clicking on a release's documentation should bring up a terse list first.
http://cid-e66e02dc83efb165.office.live.com/self.aspx/docs/boost.html is a horribly ugly preview of what I'm suggesting (because some libraries have long summaries, I've arbitrarily truncated them; ideally, each library would have a single-line summary at reasonable browser widths).
3. http://boost.org didn't redirect to http://www.boost.org . Even better, if the reverse happened ("Class B", according to http://no-www.org/faq.php ). Clearly, this is the most important issue of all. :->
Stephan T. Lavavej
Visual C++ Libraries Developer