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Subject: [Boost-build] Using boost build in a project.
From: Michael Medin (michael_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-25 04:49:23


I have a few questions on whats the preferred way of using boost build
to build my project?

As far as I can tell there is no "simple way" to use an installed boost
build since a lot of the configuration and such are relative to the
For instance I would like to allow the user to configure things like you
can do in site-config, and I would also like to include various extra
tools and such.

So is the preferred way to simple download all the files under
boost-build and include it from my project?

Secondly: my project is based in the root ie the source files are
"directly in the root tree" so should I put build rules into "Jamroot"
or should I include another file for that?

Thirdly: I noticed that boost put all jam files in subdirectories below
the source is there a reason for this (ie. should I do the same)?

// Michael Medin

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