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 normally contain a bjam.exe that will be out-of-date with the rest of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?
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