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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] README.txt and Welcome.txt?
From: troy d. straszheim (troy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-27 17:47:26

I tweaked things when I brought cmake over so that it wouldn't insist on having
a README.txt there, but of course it'd be good to have something better than the
generic one that comes packaged with cmake.

Could we get a line added to the "official" docs and changelog that experimental
CMake support is in, with a link to the archives of this list and I spose the
boost-cmake wiki pages?


Daniel James wrote:
> 2008/11/2 Daniel James <daniel_james_at_[hidden]>:
>> 2008/11/2 Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]>:
>>> Unless README.txt can be updated automatically, it is going to be a
>>> maintenance problem for release managers.
>> The release announcement is a quickbook file, so it should be possible
>> to generate a plain text file from it (or if that's too tricky we
>> could use lynx to generate text from html, it does a reasonable job).
> Sorry, I'm just getting to this now. Generating plain text from
> quickbook is actually quite tricky. There doesn't seem to be any
> solutions for generating plain text from docbook. I had a go at
> converting Rene's bbook2rss script to generate text, with reasonable
> results, but don't fancy maintaining it. So I think using lynx is the
> way to go. I've just checked a small php page into the beta site that
> will display the release announcement in plain html, so that lynx can
> generate a text file from it. The command line to do this is:
> lynx -dump -nolist
> >
> README.txt
> I've attached the output for 1.37. Does it seem okay? Is there
> anything else I should add? Maybe some extra text at the start.
> Beman, would it be possible for you to install lynx and add the
> appropriate command to your release scripts? If you can't, I could
> generate this file along with the documentation. I expect we'll need
> to set this up for 1.38 since the cmake files are included in the
> release.
> Daniel
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