Subject: Re: [Boost-build] issue with modularized contrib/boost.jam
From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-04-28 02:43:53
On 27.04.2014 22:36, wrote Tom:
> Please see https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/ticket/9958 for the attachment.
> I have been using contrib/boost.jam for many years now and it works
> really well.
Nice to hear!
> I'm not sure if there are other people using this or if
> this is a normal use case, but it has worked for us.
Me at least ;-) since I am the author. We are still using it, but I have
not managed to catch up our boost tree to use the latest move to modular
boost. I just managed as an intermediate step to get the most recent
boost.build to work on my previous software tree.
As soon as I catch up I certainly will look into the boost.jam as well
since I will need it.
> - Has /boost//headers been deprecated/removed from contrib/boost.jam?
It is under contrib, and as I can see from the latest sources it is
still there, but is not copied over when you do the "install" target. I
copied it over manually.
> - Is contrib/boost.jam still supported?
Hmm, what does supported mean for you? If you mean: will I change the
code if you pay me money, I have to say no. If you can wait until I fix
the code bacause I need it myself, I would say yes. If you find someone
else fixing the code (money or not) the answer also is yes.
(Sorry for beeing boring schoolmasterly ;-)
Thank you in any case that you have pointed out the problem, I certainly
will come back to it. If you have any new findings on the issue please
let us know on the list!
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