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From: Foster Brereton (fosterb.boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-03 18:20:24

I think there is a distinction that needs to be made between
   1) attracting folks to Boost
   2) helping out those who are giving it a shot for the first time
and know nothing about it.

I discovered it by recommendation from a colleague, and think it's the
best way to advertise. That being said, (2) is still and issue for

I have found the mailing list archives proved helpful, but took an
inordinate amount of time to search through. Is it possible to take
threads in the mailing lists that look something like this:
    - A: I have problem XYZ
    - B-Z: Oh, you need to do this
    - A: That fixed it, thanks!
and convert them to a FAQ or additional documentation? There is a
*ton* of useful information in the mailing lists, an organic
conglomeration of docs that are not based on what the writer of the
library thinks you'll need to know but rather what experience has
taught us people want to know. The problem is it's a pain to parse

Even if that's too much work, a FAQ/tips and tricks/searching hints on
how to get the most out of the data that is already in existence would
have been a big help.


Foster T. Brereton - Computer Scientist
Software Technology Lab, Adobe Systems Incorporated
fbrereto_at_[hidden]   --

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