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Subject: Re: [boost] Test build for 1.56 available
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-08 21:56:11

On 9/07/2014 01:04, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> Personally, I think distributing pre-built docs as a separate package is a
> better option. Building docs locally require toolchain that is not distributed
> or built with Boost, so offering users to build the docs themselves is not
> quite practical. At the same time, I'm sure most users won't use bre-built
> docs and just go online, so packaging docs with the sources seems like a
> waste.


As a user I've always just looked at the online docs, so having them in
the download is just a waste of space. But I expect that many users
will want to have offline docs, so making it a separate package is the
best of both worlds.

(Ideally, when modular boost really kicks off, each library should have
a separate docs package so that the auto-library-downloading-tool can
install only those docs that are actually required for the library
subset in use.)

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