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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-21 10:45:10

"Marc Boris Dürner" <BDuerner_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi,
> Is Boost.Jam backwards compatible with regular jam?

Not exactly. They forked at some point long ago.

> I have a jam based project here that I want to convert to
> Boost.Jam. When I use bjam to build the old jam project I get an
> error message that boost-build.jam and bootstrap.jam are missing. I
> created an empty bootstrap.jam and cretaed a boost-build.jam that
> contains only the boost-build rule:
> boost-build ;
> This seems to satisfy bjam, however my Jamrules/Jamfiles from the previous
> jam project are not used. What else do I need to add?

I don't know what it would take. We are probably not going to support
the use of Boost.Jam as a pure build engine, without the Boost.Build
v2 build system, but if you want to try it on your own, it will probably
work if you just rename "bjam" to something else (e.g. "jam") and
don't have BOOST_ROOT set in your environment. See the Jambase file
in the Boost.Jam source for the reasons why that might work for you.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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