Subject: Re: [boost] Improving Boost Docs
From: Matt Calabrese (rivorus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-15 18:57:15
On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 4:02 AM, John Maddock via Boost <
> On 15/08/2017 02:13, Soul Studios via Boost wrote:
>> The only thing you have to learn is Quickbook and doxygen. I see nothing
>>> "ridiculous" in that. You can ignore boostbook/docbook completely.
>> From what I recall there were about 12 different dependencies you had to
>> set up in order to render anything from quickbook, with unclear guidelines,
>> and no standard path for authoring quickbook. At any rate, I just thought
>> I'd offer my impression as someone new to boosts doc process. I'm not
>> interested in an argument.
> 12? Please see: https://svn.boost.org/trac10/w
> iki/BoostDocs/GettingStarted, OK it looks a little intimidating at first,
> but there are only three required installs:
> xsltproc (you will almost certainly have this already on Linux).
> DocBook DTD
> DocBook XSL stylesheets
> After that Quickbook will build itself for you (from a Jamfile), so will
> auto_index if you want automatic indexing.
Agreed. I use quickbook for personal stuff and I've set it up several times
on various systems over the years since quickbook was first created. I
always consult the getting started, but it's never been overly complicated.
Quickbook itself is also very easy to use and is well documented.
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk