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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 16:01:29

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "Arkadiy Vertleyb" <vertleyb_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Hi all,
>> I am trying to build the qickbook, and I am pretty close to becomming
>> frustrated. So far I was able to build the bjam.exe (from CVS) and get the
>> Boost.Build 2 (downloaded executable).
> Umm, Boost.Build 2 isn't an executable; it's a collection of jam files
> running on top of bjam, which is an executable. I suggest you use a
> bjam.exe built from CVS and the Boost.Build 2 that's part of the CVS.
> If you download a Windows BB2 release from SourceForge, it will
> normally contain a bjam.exe that will be out-of-date with the rest of
> Boost.Build which is in the CVS.
> We really need to make it clear in the docs that the BBv2 release is
> really just a subset of the Boost CVS tree plus a build bjam.exe.
> People keep getting confused here.

Oh, we don't even discuss the BBv2 release in

Well, I don't know how that's organized. Oh, ouch: it is essentially
tools/build/v2, except that the jam_src has been moved down to the
top-level directory. Explaining that in the docs is going to make
this very essential step more complicated than necessary. How about
keeping the v2 directory at the top level?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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