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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-14 08:07:38

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> In the "Running Boost Regression Tests" docs, there is no mention in the
>> Installation section of the need to provide a user-config.jam file. Yet
>> without such a file, bjam fails because a couple of the tests require
>> python.
>> There should be a bullet item saying you need to supply a
>> user-config.jam file, what it should contain, and where it should go.
>> The minimal contents, according to the Boost.Python docs, are:
>> import toolset : using ;
>> using python ;
> I believe Dave mentioned he was going to remove the conditional which
> doesn't define the BPL libs if Python isn't configured.
>> Where it should go seems to be ~ on POSIX-like systems, and the
>> directory given by ECHO %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% on Windows systems.
> There's a whole set of docs on that subject :-)
>> I'd make the changes myself, but I'm allergic to .rst documentation.
> Well there's always just rewriting in straight XHTML. I added a ticker
> for that <>.

Good! I really think that documentation not related to a specific
library should be maintained in HTML so that anyone can easily make
small changes, without having to get involved in an unfamiliar toolchain.


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