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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Boost CMake at BoostCon?
From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-10 10:50:01

Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 11:27 PM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> on Fri Jan 09 2009, "Beman Dawes" <> wrote:
>>> Is anyone planning to submit a BoostCon proposal for a talk, tutorial,
>>> or workshop on Boost CMake?
>>> Seems like this would be a natural to build momentum.
>> I've been considering that.
> Great!
> Here are some off the top of my head thoughts, intended to stimulate discussion:
> It seems to me that there are several different Boost CMake tasks
> someone might want to accomplish, and documentation and/or training
> needs to be oriented toward those tasks. The tasks might be broken
> down like this:
> 1) Build one or more libraries, possibly with variants.
> 2) Test one or more libraries locally.
> 3) Set up simple build and test configurations for a library that
> does not require any deep understanding of Boost CMake.
> 4) Learn enough about Boost CMake to be able to set up complex
> configurations, or set up configurations that do not follow the
> standard patterns. Be able to support other users and help maintain
> Boost CMake.
> Docs for tasks 1-3 should contain only material relevant to the task
> at hand. IOW, be very task oriented.
> For BoostCon, it would be great if there was one session that covered
> a bit of an overview and then how to accomplish tasks 1 and 2, and
> then another session (or sessions) were devoted to 3 and 4. The 1-2
> session would be a prerequisite for the 3-4 session, at least for
> those with no prior exposure to CMake.

Would it be good if someone from Kitware came?


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