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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-26 17:28:15

David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> writes:

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 normally contain a bjam.exe that will be out-of-date with the rest of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

Well I checked in an attempted explanation. It was easier than trying
to convince Volodya to reorganize. Should be at whenever meta-comm gets around to
regenerating it.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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