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Subject: [boost] Changing the website (Was: Need help with bootstrap.bat)
From: Andrzej Krzemienski (akrzemi1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-03 13:27:29

2018-01-03 13:54 GMT+01:00 Daniel James via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>:

> On 3 January 2018 at 10:04, Andrzej Krzemienski via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > (n.b. It was very difficult to find this page as there is no direct link
> > from
> I'll add a link to the 'getting started' section. Maybe we should move
> more content onto the github wiki? It's just a git repo with markdown
> pages so it shouldn't be too hard to serve it from the website if
> people would like it to be more integrated.

Let me share with you my recent experience. I was looking for something
like "getting started for Boost developers" and could not find a place.In
the front page there is section "INTRODUCTION", but it looks like content
for potential users (rather than developers). There is section
"DEVELOPMENT" but the content is more like "how to submit a new library",
but no "getting started with developement" (on somebody else's library)
There is a "WELCOME" -> "Getting started", but it looks like one for the
users. (it recommends downloading a zip file).

There is this non-obvious path: DEVELOPEMENT -> Reporting and Fixing Bugs.
While there, click on "git repositories". It opens a stub page that says it
has been superseded by another, and when you push on a link you get there.
But this really should be simpler.

Maybe in the front page we should have "DEVELOPMENT" -> "Getting Started"
that links directly to

Or maybe the topics should be divided differently:

   - Getting started with using Boost Libraries
   - Getting started with applying improvements to existing Libraries
   - Getting started with submitting a new library.

I consider this more important than where actually the content is hosted.


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