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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Update Public Documentation (and new release?)
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-18 17:24:42

On 18 March 2017 at 03:17, Tom Kent via Boost-build
<boost-build_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> The documentation on the website at
> is pretty badly out of date,
> how do we get it updated?
> As near as I can tell, this corresponds to when the last independent release
> of the boost build tool happened in Oct 2014:
> As an outsider to the boost build community, I'm not sure how the process
> works here, can someone point me towards it?

It's automatically updated from a branch called 'website'. I guess
you'll need to merge into that branch, rebuild the documentation and
commit it on that branch.

> It appears that we don't do releases with each version of boost, however, we
> do ship a new version with each boost release (whatever was on master when
> the release dropped)? Is that correct?


> Finally, the documentation in the releases seems broken. Starting from
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\index.html and clicking the "Tools" link, then the
> "Boost.Build" link takes us to the boost build landing page at
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\tools\build\index.html. This page and the tutorial at
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\tools\build\tutorial.html are fine. However, trying to
> get to the documentation at
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\tools\build\doc\html\index.html fails because the
> tools\build\doc\html directory is not built in the released version!
> The content I was expecting to see here *is* built at
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\doc\html\bbv2.html with the su
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\doc\html\bbv2\, but I couldn't find a way to get to
> that from the top-level index.html. It seems that one has to start in
> D:\local\boost_1_63_0\doc\html\index.html to see that version. This might be
> a problem with the release process vs. boost build, as it seems that the
> released libraries all have their doc/html generated.

I think you need to add boostdoc/boostrelease aliases to your
documentation jamfile. Most of the libraries have them. Untested, but
I think it should be:

alias boostdoc ;
explicit boostdoc ;
alias boostrelease : userman ;
explicit boostrelease ;

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