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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-07-05 23:53:47

Andrey Melnikov wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>>Andrey Melnikov wrote:
>>>Rene Rivera wrote:
>>>>Where is the jam_src/index.html information duplicated?
>>I don't see duplication... AFAICT (2) and (3) both point you to (1) on
>>how to build bjam. But perhaps that's not clear?
> Each this document contains SOME of the documentation. None of them are
> full. And it's hard to find all 3 documents because they are in
> different places: some things are described only in bjam documentation,
> some only in bbv1 doc, and some only in Boost doc. Also all these
> documents are outdated and (1) is cluttered with information not related
> to building. And I actually had problems discovering all these
> documentation pieces. It doesn't look clear at all.

Well that confusion is probably because each of those documents is
written for a different audience. (1) is written for people either build
bjam and for Boost.Jam users, yes there are some people who use bjam and
not Boost.Build. (2) is written for people using BBv1, which explains
why it's outdated as we've been planning/screaming to replace BBv1 for
more than 2 years now. (3) is intended for Boost users to walk them
through enough of BBv1 (currently) to build and use the libraries. So
it's rare that someone will be interested in all three docs as a whole.

> It seems I drowned in the volume of boost dev list

Don't we all... Well maybe with the exception of Dave ;-) How he reads
so much email is beyond my understanding.

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