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From: Mark Sheppard (msheppard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-16 08:56:47

Yes, you can use Bosst Jam without Boost. I'm currently writing a build
system here using Boost Jam without Boost. You need to specify a different
Jambase file with the -f option (or compile it into jam). I used the
Perforce Jambase as a starting point (but have since modified it so much
that only a tiny fraction of the original remains):


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicolas Fleury [mailto:nidoizo_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: 16 October 2003 14:36
> To: jamboost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [jamboost] Boost.Jam without Boost?
> Hi,
> Where I work, we are looking for a build tool and we are
> thinking
> of using Jam. We have looked at the extensions of Boost.Jam and at
> first it looked interesting and usable without Boost. After
> trying to
> use it without Boost, we quickly get an error, Boost.Jam
> searching for
> boost-build.jam. Therefore, I have two questions:
> 1. Can Boost.Jam be used without Boost?
> 2. Would it be cleaner to have no dependency between
> Boost.Jam and Boost
> and have in fact an enhanced version of Jam that can be used
> by all the
> community? Is the current dependency necessary?
> Thx and Regards,
> Nicolas Fleury
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