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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] New engine version
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-08 23:30:41


On 12/08/2011 01:14 AM, Daniel James wrote:
> Hello,
> Since the new engine isn't compatible with older versions of boost,
> can the version be updated, so I can tell which one I'm using? When I
> run 'b2 --version' it still says "Boost.Build 2011.04-svn".


> Also,
> should it be set to use the installed version of boost build by
> default instead of the one in the boost repository? I understand that
> boost build developers wouldn't want that, but for users it seems to
> be a more sensible default. There could perhaps be a flag for
> to do a different type of install for developers.

I think the right behavior is

a) installed b2 uses installed Boost.Build
b) b2 built in the Boost tree uses Boost.Build from
   the Boost tree.

To make work, all we need to do is search
for boost-build.jam relative to the directory
containing the executable instead of using
the current working directory. Thoughts?

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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