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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-01 02:56:08

Vladimir Prus wrote:
> The boostbook support still gives me troubles.

> 3. I am not sure that adding "using boostbook ; " to user-config.jam is
> right thing. After all, most users don't have docbook, or xsltproc and a
> warning should be emited. But those ordinary users don't care about doc,
> and will be probably suprised by warning about tools they don't know about.
> Maybe, those who use BoostBook can be asked to uncomment relevant lines?

Besides, "using boostbook ; " is kind of trap. V2 users are told to edit
user-config.jam. If they see "using bookbook ; " there, they'll assume it
enables boostbook support, and it's likely to work in some way, just like
"using gcc ;" almost always work.

But "using boostbook ;" will almost sure not work for a first-time user: one
need either to specify Docbook location as argument to "using" or by
environmental variable.

Maybe, environmental variable should not be supported at all, and arguments
for specifying Docbook location should be made mandatory?

- Volodya


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