Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Ticket #2232: Documentation build needs to detect missing prerequisites
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-20 17:42:18
Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> Well, on the other hand, the dependency on tetex is fairly nasty; personally,
>>> I would not even dare to try installing tetex on windows. Did you discuss this
>>> extra requirement on the mailing list?
>> I posted a message about it to the boost-docs list when I introduced the
>> dependency and nobody objected. And I tested the doc build with the
>> MiKTeX distribution on windows.
> Well, asking on boost-docs is only right if we assume that only folks on
> that list will ever need to build docs; which I don't think is the case.
Library developers build their own docs, certainly. End users aren't
expected to build Boost's docs. It's not documented how anywhere that I
know. Very few people actually need to build all of Boost's docs
together, and AFAIK those people are all on boost-docs.
> I'm not going to argue this point further -- after all, for better or for
> worse, I'm not using Windows on a daily basic; but it seems adding more
> requirements without discussion on boost-devel is not right.
Maybe you're right, but boost-docs seemed like the logical place to
raise a docs issue to me.
-- Eric Niebler BoostPro Computing http://www.boostpro.com
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