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From: David Abrahams (gclbb-jamboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-26 08:21:55

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> > brock_peabody wrote:
>> >> I am trying to learn how to use boost build V2. Am I correct in
>> >> thinking that it is not worthwhile to learn V1?
>> >
>> > Probably so. IMO, V2 is simpler and quite usable.
>> I'm not so sure about that. Even with my involvement in v2
>> development I found it much easier to get my project going with v1.
>> It may have to do in part with the fact that documentation is more
>> complete.
> This is quite subjective


> (and that's why I said "probably"). Another reason why you can have
> problems is that your involvement is not continuous When you get
> back after a while, things are somewhat changed and you're confused.

I don't know. I remained confused even after paying attention to it
every day some time.

It is a fact that with some effort, even after being away from it for
a long time, I find it possible to make changes and fixes to v1 when
neccessary, but v2 remains mostly opaque to me.

>> There is also support for many more toolsets in v1.
> Sure. Let me implement regression testing first, though ;-)

Sure, no problem. I can use v1 as long as I need to; it's doing the

While I appreciate all your efforts, it concerns me a little that you
seem to be the only person who can make significant contributions to
the v2 codebase. It would make me feel much more confident in the
future of the project if it were more accessible.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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