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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-02 17:10:27

Jim Douglas <jim_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 1. Cross compilation of the libraries is impossible because the build
> system assumes that the host OS is the same as the target OS i.e. if I
> build the libs on Windows I get Windows suffixes added to the libs. I am
> also aware that there are a number of other build switches triggered by
> $(OS) or $(UNAME) that will affect the outcome.

I believe that Boost.Build v2 (soon to replace v1) supports
cross-compilation, but you should take that up on the appropriate list

> 2. Even if cross compilation was possible the run-time testing cannot be
> deferred and performed separately on another machine.

You've got a point there.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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