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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-07 03:03:26

On Friday 07 April 2006 10:58, Matt England wrote:
> At 4/7/2006 01:35 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> >For building, you'll either have to use bjam or roll your own solution for
> >building Boost (not recommended).
> Is bjam build v1 and "something else" is build v2? Which one should I use?


> I'm going to attempt to build bjam from scratch every time if I can (and/or
> ship a bjam executable for all platforms with my source). How feasible is
> this approach? Does it typically build in less then 2 minutes...or how
> long does it take? (I'm looking for a basic time estimate.)

bjam typically builds in a minute or so.

> (It sure would be nice if Boost simply built from gnu-make 3.80 or above
> like much of the rest of the world does now. Can I read a faq somewhere
> bout why it doesn't?)

Last time I checked, the rest of the world was using some graphical IDE on
Windows, and had no idea about make or gnu whatsoever.

For more detailed rationale, see:

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
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