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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-11-23 10:23:08

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:

> > What is boost-build.exe? I guess the point is to automatically find the
> > boost installation and set up the neccessary environment before invoking
> > Jam?

> Yep. My package for RedHat does the same trick.

Wow, cute. What if you have multiple boost trees or a big disk?

> > I have a few reactions, all at once:
> > 1. Wow, that's a neat idea
> > 2. The name is kinda long

> Not sure. I type this name several types a day but isn't bored yet.

Okay; I'm not worried about the name getting bored, though ;-)

> > 3. Is running jam with jam -sBOOST_ROOT="..." really too much to ask of
> > developers?
> I think it's too much even for developers. I think that for users which
> want to build some program, this is surely overkill. They'll need to type
> few command as possible.

Great; easier is better!

> > 4. Should we do this on the jamboost list?
> Already here :-)



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