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Subject: Re: [boost] Future of Boost Windows Installers
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-11 05:15:32

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Dave Abrahams
> Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2013 11:25 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Future of Boost Windows Installers
> on Sun Feb 10 2013, Daniel James <> wrote:
> > On 31 January 2013 19:42, Dave Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Whatever happens with this installer code, someone is going to need
> >> to update the Getting Started Guide, either to point at the
> >> installer's new home, or to remove references to it.

I very much hope that this will be done from a Windows-centric users view - the previous version
made assumptions about *nixy things and words that are entirely unjustified for Micro$ofties who
have an expectation of using GUI throughout. It led to a long trail of woeful cries for help (and
consumed a lot of support effort).

Even using Git will cause trouble for many novice users.

And it would be good if Ubuntu users using NetBeans and CodeBlocks could have an easy ride too.
There will be very many of them now that C++ works on the Raspberry Pi, and they will immediately
need Boost.

I hope we can *keep revising the instructions* until it becomes clear from the absence of cries for
help that we have got it right.


Paul A. Bristow,
Prizet Farmhouse, Kendal LA8 8AB  UK
+44 1539 561830  07714330204
>> > If this still needs to be done, please create a ticket and assign it to me.
> Done, thanks!

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