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From: Alex Besogonov (cyberax_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-12 16:31:15

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Note... I'm close to having the wxWidgets support that builds wx done.
> Work obligations means I have have to get it done by Monday :-) That said...
How did you implement it? Using my wxWidgets.jam or by adding BBv2 files
  to the wxWidgets' sources? Does your solution support library name

> OK, since I don't usually put down suggestions without providing
> alternatives, here's the alternative. We create a repository of non-core
> BB support. This might be similar CPAN, for example. The quickest, least
> effort first cut would be adding such packages to the Boost Valt
> <> in an appropriate directory, and
> adding detailed descriptions in the wiki if needed. Of course
> suggestions, i.e. solutions, on this are appreciated.
That's a good idea. I think Wiki and a project on SourceForge is the
right way for this. My favorite Wiki brand is (it's free for OpenSource

I don't like Boost Vault, it's not easy to use and is known to have bugs.

> This does require some requirements, for consistency, on those packages.
> I'm trying to think of, and to follow, some of those requirements as I
> implement the wxWidgets compile support. The ones I have so far:
> Thoughts?
Good ideas. But we need one more thing from BBv2 to make it work - the
ability to use custom package search paths.

Currently I have to do something like this:
# Add 'tools' directory to module search path.
local x = [ modules.peek : BOOST_BUILD_PATH ] ;
modules.poke : BOOST_BUILD_PATH : $(TOP)/build/tools $(x) ;

We need something better and more user-friendly.

With respect,
             Alex Besogonov (cyberax_at_[hidden])

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