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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost Library Incubator] Unable to submit library
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-21 07:02:27

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Robert Ramey
> Sent: 20 July 2014 17:59
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost Library Incubator] Unable to submit library
> Edward Diener-3 wrote
> > On 7/20/2014 2:03 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> >> Edward Diener-3 wrote
> >
> > I think you can appreciate that having to duplicate tests which
> > already exist through bjam/Boost Build when the user clones the
> > project is not something I really want to do. I really don't see the
> > big deal of someone interested in my library cloning it locally under
> > modular-boost and then having all the documentation and tests locally.
> > I explain very carefully in my top-level *.txt files how to do all this.
> There's no disagreement here. That's exactly how I envision that this site be
> > I do appreciate the work you put into it. But I think that anyone
> > interested in a library in the Boost Library Incubator sight should be
> > trying it out locally just like everyone does with Git projects.
> There's no disagreement here either.
> But there are a couple issues you've left unaddressed.
> a) One looking for a library can only find documentation for libraries already
> boost. For the sandbox one had to download the package and
> (maybe) build the documentation in order to see the decimation. For me this
was a
> big problem which I addressed by requiring browsable html documentation. The
> github method - (has a minor/temporary problem - I know) is perfect for this.
> means one can browse the documentation immediately.
> So this issue is resolved for me.

The issue of generated (mainly html) files in GIT is still a nuisance.

If you are a sole developer, then it is quite easy - you simply include all the
/doc folder with /html etc in GIT.

But if you are developing *with* someone else, these generated files are a PITA.

You have keep reverting the /html files every time you want to GIT pull.

And you have push the updated docs every time too - and these may be quite big.

I don't see a better way round this yet. Ideas?


Paul A. Bristow
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