Re: [Boost-docs] boost-root/doc/test needed

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] boost-root/doc/test needed
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-30 15:03:34

John Maddock wrote:
> Right, but I have to question the wizdom of having the main doc build
> depend on so many tools - we certainly haven't documented the
> dependency on latex/dvips/gs have we?

No. Where would that documentation go?

> - do we even have any instructions on how to set these up in our
> user-config.jam's?

They don't need to be configured. They just need to be in the path.

> Assuming these are for image/equation generation, I'd rather Eric did
> what Boost.Math does and generate these locally and commit to SVN.
> Then leave the centralised build for the "core" tools:
> boostbook/quickbook etc.

I thought about that, but Accumulators uses latex formulas differently
than Boost.Math. The latex formulas are embedded in doxygen comments
directly in the source code, right where they are used. Doxygen invokes
latex/dvips/gs and generates png files and puts a link to them in the
xml output. If I generated then by hand and checked them in, I'd have a
maintenance problem. How do I make sure the (automatically generated)
reference docs are pointing to the right png files?

> Heaven only knows things are complex enough already!

Agreed. Not sure what to do about it, though.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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