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From: klapshin (klapshin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-19 14:45:05

--- In jamboost_at_[hidden], Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_c...> wrote:
> As with the first preview, I'd appreciate if a few persons try it
out and
> report immediate problems. If nothing serious turns out, I'll make a
> release.

I tried it on WinXP + MSVC 7.1 from cmd.exe. My impression is that
current version of is very solid, ready for intermediate
Many thanks to everyone involved in development. You did a
great job!

Few notes:

1. bjam build now requires lex/yacc, which might be hard for windows
users who don't use cygwin. It used to work fine without them.

2. I got an error in boostbook:

boostbook.jam:82: in boostbook.init
rule path.make unknown in module boostbook.
toolset.jam:22: in using
user-config.jam:58: in modules.load
build-system.jam:44: in load
modules.jam:219: in import
bootstrap.jam:41: in boost-build
boost-build.jam:16: in module scope

Since I am not using boostbook at the moment I just disabled it in

3. Attempt to link with boost/date_time library via use-project
because by default it generates dynamic library without import lib. I
suppose there are no dllexport declarations, so I had to link to
@/boost/date_time/link<static> instead. It is not a
problem, but rather boost.date_time Jamfile.v2 problem though. Same
applies to boost.test, most likely other libs as well. Is there any
plans to update jamfiles for boost libraries? Looks like it makes
sense to conditionnaly disable dynamic link for some libraries on

4. Another problem with using external libs, such as date_time, is
that in case of default msvc lookup builds library to
msvc/debug folder, not msvc-7.1/debug. The problem will arise if
library lives on common shared drive and few people use it
simultaneously. In this case it might happen that for me default msvc
lookup will find 7.1, while for John Doe, who has only msvc6, the
default might be different.

At the moment I have jamfiles only for subset of my project, and this
subset builds fine. Over next day or two I am going to create jamfiles
for the rest of the project. I don't expect any problems, since most
complicated parts have been done already.

- Kirill


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