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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-20 12:10:53

Roland Schwarz wrote:

> Volodya,
> yet another question:
> Why use a different mechanism for python, qt and boost pre-builts?

Because python cannot be built using Boost.Build, and because for Qt,
the official build system is not Boost.Build. For Boost, we have
the luxury of being able to create whatever we want. Also, both python
and qt have additional functionality, it's not just linking to libraries.

> I.e. some libs have to be activated in user-config.jam on a per user
> basis, others like boost are to be activated on a per project basis (at
> the price of the project Jamroot not beeing platform independent any
> more - the install path is coded into use-project ).

You can have 'use-project' in user-config.jam. Remember that user-config.jam
is essentially a project.

> Do you suggest using separate Jamroot files for other pre-built libs
> too, that have a naming that cannot be recognized natively by the linker?

For a prebuilt libs that are not created with Boost.Build, we'd have to
use the current approach of duplicate some-other-lib.jam into the 'tools'
directory -- as we cannot expected $prefix/share/whatever/Jamroot
will exist.

- Volodya

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