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From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-01-24 03:31:23

Craig Ugoretz wrote:
> Hello,
> Could you please provide a restatement of the instructions of how
> to build boost on Visual Studio C++ express 2005?

Have you read the "Getting Started" -> vc80 toolset -> Visual C++
Express Edition ?

I believe there is everything explained:

> Please include the following:
> (1) A good place to put Visual Studio C++ Express 2005 and the
> Platform SDK in the directory structure.

Select default installation

> (2) A good place to put the boost source files and the bjam
> executable in the directory structure.

Wherever you want

> (3) Command line options for bjam.

1. Read the note mentined above
2. Run
bjam "-sTOOLS=vc80" install

> (4) Jam files to be modified and how they are to be modified.

I'm not aware of any such requirement to modify any Jamfile files in
Boost, to build it with Visual C++ 2005 EE.

> (5) Environment variables to be set.

Check the note mentioned above,

> (6) Visual Studio C++ Express 2005 settings and what menu and
> dialog options to be used to access the settings.

1. Check the note mentioned above

2. Follow *official* instructions about how to install Platform SDK
(also referred from the VC++2005 EE note mentioned above)
Here is the direct link:

3. Please, for learning Visual C++ IDE, refer the MSDN documentation
and/or Visual C++ 2005 EE help.


Mateusz Loskot

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