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Subject: Re: [boost] Future of Boost Windows Installers
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-11 12:54:38

on Mon Feb 11 2013, "Paul A. Bristow" <> wrote:

>> -----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).

Excuse me? Did it drift into that condition? When I wrote the GSG I
put a lot of effort into making sure there was a Micro$ofty version for
windows users, and it was very quickly adjusted until there were almost
no cries of confusion, so I'm very surprised to hear this.

Dave Abrahams

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