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Subject: Re: [boost] [build] is still broken
From: niXman (i.nixman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-28 18:54:59

Eric Niebler 2013-10-29 02:41:
> Why use the posix emulator? Why use mingw at all? I confess to be
> totally n00b about this stuff, but if you want to build boost using gcc
> on windows, it would seem to make sense to me to install mingw and then
> do things The Mingw Way, no?
Tne MinGW/MinGW-w64 and MSYS are absolutely different projects and there
is no tie-up between them.
The MinGW/MinGW-w64 is native win32/win64 compiler, and MSYS is posix

In order to build win32/win64 native applications it is not necessarily
to install MSYS.

> Some observations:
> 1) There is a bootstrap.bat both at $BOOST_ROOT and and
> $BOOST_ROOT/tools/build/v2. They are different. Are we all taking about
> the same one? Which one should I be using (and why do we have two)?
I speek about '$BOOST_ROOT/bootstrap.bat'.

Regards, niXman
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