Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Jam rename?
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-14 06:40:24
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Ilya Sokolov <ilyasokol_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>> Quite a number of folks tend to confuse Boost.Build and Boost.Jam,
>> which is not only bad for "marketing" purposes, but also leads to people
>> not understanding Boost.Build exists, has to be installed, has a version
>> number, and all other kinds of confusion.
>> While previously Boost.Jam was close to Perforce Jam, it is presently
>> a permanent and considerably diverged fork. In light of that, what would
>> be the opinion about renaming 'bjam' binary into something.
Should we just call it simply Boost.Build?
We can maintain 'bjam' as the tool's name for a few releases, and
maybe just move to 'bbuild' or 'boost-build' that's packaged with the
Boost.Build .jam libraries.
Great idea BTW. This should make things simple.
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