Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Improving Boost.Build documentation
From: Kevin Kells (kevinkells_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-04 18:52:10
Thanks, Thomas and Wieger, for your responses.
The link mentioned by Wieger is one that I had not seen, even after serious
Googling, so thank you!
This link is an introduction to Boost.Build by Boris Schäling, and it
really satisfies my need as a novice.
I'll be using this introduction instead of pursuing a new project with the
On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 7:19 AM, Wieger Wesselink <wieger_at_[hidden]>wrote:
> On Wed, May 1, 2013, at 06:07 PM, Kevin Kells wrote:
> Dear Boost.Build friends,
> I am a Boost.Build novice for a little while longer, and I'd like to
> volunteer to improve the documentation for new users -- for as long as I
> can still take advantage of being a novice.
> I have a copy of "Boost.Build V2 User Manual".
> If I can find a couple of volunteers with Boost.Build experience willing
> to chat with me (e.g., google chat) to answer some questions, I'll deliver
> an updated manual which will hopefully be more friendly to other novice
> Boost.Build users.
> Please contact me if you could help answering some simple questions that I
> have in the V2 User Manual.
> Are you aware of the web page http://www.highscore.de/cpp/boostbuild/made by Boris Schäling? It gives a nice introduction to Boost.Build.
> For me the biggest obstacle of using Boost.Build is the (B)Jam language.
> To give an example, a basic task like writing a custom command is briefly
> explained in the documentation, but it quickly turns out into a struggle
> with the Jam language. If you could rewrite the documentation such that
> less knowledge of the Jam language is required, that would be great.
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