Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Boost build documentation
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-05-06 15:32:54
On 5/6/2013 2:44 PM, Thomas Suckow wrote:
>> The Boost build documentation at
>> http://www.boost.org/boost-build2/doc/html/index.html says 2006-2009.
>> Has it really not been updated in 4 years ?
> That webpage is indeed 4 years old.
>> If it has not been updated in 4 years, could it not be updated if
>> changes have been made to Boost build ?
> Boost build has had numerous changes. I would use the nightly, not the
> latest "stable" version.
If Boost build has had numerous changes in the last 4 years I do not
understand why the web pages have not been updated to reflect those
changes. Every link within Boost's general documentation, on the website
and in the releases, which refers to Boost Build points to that web URL.
What is the point of having documentation which does not reflect the
current status of Boost Build as the official documentation for the
product on the web ?
>> If it has been updated in the meantime could the dates be changed to
>> reflect when it was last updated ?
> I think the source contains newer documentation, but not much. The
> information that would be really useful would be the modules that ship
> with boost-build.
There are lots of other things I have been told about Boost Build,
usually by the kindness of Steve Watanabe answering my questions, which
is not in the Boost Build documentation at the URL above. It is hardly
just about the modules which ship with Boost build, although knowing
more about them would also be helpful.
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