From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-14 06:55:34
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>
> David Abrahams wrote:
> > I don't have access to any of the remaining platforms but Windows. Do
> > still need a fancy installer for the windows version, or is it enough
> > that we have the new bjam startup behavior which requires no
> > variables?
> For one thing, it's not fancy but rather dumb :-)
> I'm not sure. The new startup behavour really simplify things but I'd
> like to be able to use Boost.Build without any setup.
What kind of setup do you think is needed at this point?
> However, let's dump
> boost-build.exe for now. Boost can live without it.
> > I don't think we need to save the links to Boost.Build as a separate
> > but if we do, someone needs to make a file for the target of the link!
> I suggest that we dump this as well. I've updated the page on the trunk,
> not on the RC_1_28_0 branch. I'll try to do a merge right now.
Make sure you've tagged the trunk revision as specified in the release
process page to prevent further merge problems.
> > Note that the older versions of the Boost.Jam rpms are no longer up
> > so old versions of the Boost CVS will contain broken links.
> Is is a problem? Links to the Jam RPMs will be broken as well, because
> package names include the version number.
That's exactly what I was saying.
I don't know if it's a problem. I'm inclined not to break the existing
Boost website, and to let people with 1.27.0 download from their local
Boost-Build list run by bdawes at acm.org, david.abrahams at rcn.com, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk