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Subject: Re: [boost] Status of various Boost initiatives?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-07-18 03:20:16

on Tue Jul 16 2013, "Paul A. Bristow" <> wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Dave Abrahams
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:46 AM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] Status of various Boost initiatives?
>> > This all sounds very promising but can I ask a further question.
>> >
>> > Has anyone given any thought to how Boost documentation will work in GIT?
>> *Any* thought? Of course!
>> > I've recently converted some documentation
>> Converted it to what?
> To Quickbook, Doxygen generated C++ reference section from the code, and Autoindexed with links to
> examples, header files, other Boost libraries etc.


>> > and though the conversion itself was quite painless, the links to
>> > icons, examples, tests, other Boost library documentation and files
>> > caused me some trouble, and would appear likely to be disrupted by
>> > GITerization, potentially causing some serious work, especially for
>> > big libraries (no prizes for guessing which I particularly have in
>> > mind ;).
>> Yes, we might want to create a repository for common resources that
>> individual libraries can include as a submodule.
>> But I do expect paths to need adjustment.
> That might be quite a lot of work ;-)

OK then, I suppose, it will. But still practically nothing compared to
figuring out how to do the conversion.

> And take some time, especially for older libraries with intermittent maintenance.
> But keep up the good work.

Thanks :-)

I hope most of my work is nearly done now.

Dave Abrahams

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