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From: Jurko Gospodnetić (jurko.gospodnetic_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-08 05:30:50

   Hi Mark.

> I would appreciate any comments and other help relating to the appropriateness of boost build as a tool for building Java code.

   I do not remember ever seeing a java toolset anywhere in Boost Build.
On the other hand, we use Boost Build for most of our projects now and
have automated many external tools not part of the original distribution
so I do not think it would be difficult to add...

   However, you would have to do the work yourself and unfortunately
since Boost Build still has a rather steep learning curve (mostly due to
unpolished documentation) my feeling is that most likely this will not
be a solution that you can get running quickly, i.e. in a few hours.
Note that others may have different opinions on this. :-)

   We have one small project where we use java but that is such a tiny
project and started before that team started using Boost Build that we
still have its build action wrapped inside a Windows batch script. :-)

   I you have the will to do it - welcome aboard and ask any questions
here, we'll do our best to help. Otherwise, I guess you can look at
SCons. I remember reading it had built-in support for building Java
programs. Unfortunately I can not tell you how difficult that would be
since I never used the tool and I do not believe it has Boost Build's
built-in functionality for automatically separating build folders for
multiple build properties.

   Hope this helps...

   Best regards,
     Jurko Gospodnetić

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