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Subject: Re: [boost] Directory structure not quite right yet?
From: Suckow, Thomas J (Thomas.Suckow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-05 11:14:25

I agree with Andrey about transitioning Boost itself to using -I's instead
of referring to $BOOST_ROOT/boost. It would save me much heartache as the
headers target causes issues when your own project uses Boost-Build and
refers to the Boost Libraries.

On 1/3/15, 1:12 AM, "Vladimir Prus" <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>The only important aspect though, speaking as release manager, is that if
>we change this now, we'll likely break a huge number of user
>build and automation scripts that expect current layout, lots of
>instructions on the web using current layout, and so forth. That's easily
>person-months of pain. Do we want it so badly?

I would believe that most people use the zip archives for automation or a
specific commit. I would propose a header only zip for those who do not
wish to run the build.

If they are tracking the master/develop branch they should expect breaking
changes to occur once in a while. The headers target broke my builds when
it was introduced.


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