From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-09-29 10:58:47
From: "Alisdair Meredith" <alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden]>
> I didn't want to waste boost-list traffic with a thankyou message, but
> figure it is worth passing on appreciation to hard working people
> occasionally or they never see the benefit!
> Around 12 months ago I had a look at boost build as part of boost
> install and in the limited time available did not get very far. Given
> our use of boost is limited to header-based libraries this was not a big
> enough issue to chase up.
> Looking to go with boost 1.29.0 when it 'ships' I took the CVS image to
> see if any issues were going to bite us, and braced myself for another
> bout with boost build.
> 5 minutes later my build was proceeding happily.
> Someone has done a nice job on the documentation, simple and idiot
> proof :* )
> Could you pass on my thanks to the appropriate parties.
> [Sorry for dropping on you personally, but you seem to be the most
> 'visible' boost-builder]
Thanks for your kind words, we really appreciate it!
If Boost.Build v1 is working nicely for you, get ready to be pleasantly
surprised when you start working with Boost.Build v2 (coming soon).
Vladimir Prus has been leading the development effort, and it's been going
along nicely. Rene Rivera has implemented an interactive help system which
will allow you to ask about a given toolset's configuration options from
the command-line. V2 is already showing the ability to handle sophisticated
jobs elegantly, thanks mostly to Vladimir. We hope to roll out a usable
version by years' end.
David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] * http://www.boost-consulting.com
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