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Subject: [Boost-build] Cuting project in pieces
From: Samuel Debionne (debionne_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-07 04:13:32

Hello boost builders,
We are using boost build to build our own project including all third
party libraries that we depend on (lapack, hdf5, szip...). It is a bit
of work to maintain the jamfiles in sync for these libs but we manage...
The question is : we now have a very large amount of targets in the same
build system and incidentally a large number of "patience...". Is there
a way to split a large project into different project that could be
build "independantly" (leave in different root dir) and yet have the
dependancies and properties set correctly on dependent projects ? Or
asking in a more open manner, what should I try to improve the
performance (the startup) of the build system ?
I read that ryppl seems to go for CMake. Is there a future for boost
build (we really hope so) or shall we anticipate a move to an other
build system (i.e. gyp) ?

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