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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-06-27 15:49:46

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>
To: <jamboost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: [jamboost] v2 of Boost.Build?

> Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > David Abrahams wrote:
> > > Well, there is neither an alpha nor is it at the very beginnings.
Lots of
> > > new code has been developed (see tools/build/new in your boost CVS
> > > but we haven't got to the point of being able to build anything with
> > > Momentum has fallen off a little of late, mostly because I've been
> > > busy with other things, and because of the effort required to
solidify v1
> > > for the recent Boost 1.28.0 release. I think we're relatively close
> > > being able to release an alpha now; your help would be appreciated,
> > > course! At the moment, Vladimir is playing "task-master"...
> > >
> > > Vladimir, what do you think needs to happen next? Did you guys agree
> > > my radical command-line suggestions? I could implement that stuff...
> >
> > Hi David,
> > I don't think your suggestions are all that radical! I think that it's
> > reasonable and it would be great if you implement it. I'll finish
> > rule after that.
> David, have you made any progress on this?

I haven't started, sorry.

> If it is not close to finishing,
> then probably we can change tasks a little. I think I understand how it
> should be implemented.

Yeah, well it's pretty straightforward.

> On the other hand, you had some ideas about generating
> paths from proprty sets and have implemented 'feature.jam', so could
> impoved rule better and faster than I. Would you mind to
> implementing that in the first place, leaving command line to me?

No problem at all to switch tasks, but I'm not sure what the improvement is
that you're referring to. The only mention I can find of "as-path" in the
message archives is the one I'm replying to.

Maybe you mean item 1. in Or did you have
something else in mind?


P.S. I realize that I'm very literal-minded and that may sometimes make
things difficult... it would help if you could check postings for possible
ambiguities - if we were in the same timezone it would probably not make so
much difference, but in our case each miscommunication tends to cause a
24-hour delay (presuming we get it cleared up in one round).


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