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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] How to built boost?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-22 09:48:23

On Monday, November 22, 2010 16:37:53 ÷ÑÞÅÓÌÁ× âÌÉÎÎÉËÏ× wrote:
> I have the experience of building pretty much of different weird
> libraries for Linux (event LinuxFromScrath :) ) but it never was so
> hard like with boost (for Windows!!). It took 10 hours. I even tried
> to add .cpp-files to my project instead of .lib ones - but it has some
> "test" definition and I gave up. Then I found out other library which
> is shipped with boost's lib files - I tried to use them instead of
> building them by my own - didn't helped too... Pretty sad experience
> of using boost even before using it at all :).
> After 6 hours I stopped cherishing hope that at some day I will build
> it and already staerted to learn other "serialization" library but
> after a while I started my torture again. And I think that much people
> face the same problems but are not so pushy. It's need to simplify
> this process somehow (I think some "bat" and "bjam" make this process
> much more harder then old-style compilation using just command line
> compiler) - release .cpp files, ready-to-use lib files and so one -
> somehow! I vote for this :)

Just to clarify -- have you actually tried the procedure I gave? Having
a total of 2 commands in them, it's known to work for about 99.9% of
folks who try it.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus

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