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From: Rene Rivera (grafik666_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-16 09:33:17

[2003-10-16] Mark Sheppard wrote:

>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):

[2003-10-16] Nicolas Fleury wrote:

> 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?

Like Mark says you can use the -f option to load any Jambase you want, good
for testing. Later you can compile with that Jambase.

Also if you want to use the built in Perforce Jambase with the Boost.Jam
build just run the "jam" or "jam.exe" executable instead of the "bjam" one.
Our Jambase checks the name and only does the Boost.Build bootstrap if you
run "bjam" not "jam".

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