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Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Aug 11 13:16:19 PDT 2007

On Sat, 2007-08-11 at 18:21 +0200, Arnold Krille wrote:
> Am Samstag, 11. August 2007 schrieb Lieven Moors:
> > Hi everybody,I'm installing Boost on my System, and I am installing all
> > libraries.I don' t like the fact that boost is so big, so I would like to
> > know which libraries ardour exactly needs.I read ardour only uses the
> > header files. But this is confusing since I read most of the
> > boost-libraries consist of header files only.Can I build ardour against the
> > boost source-tree without installing boost? I'm not familiar with scons, so
> > I wouldn't know how to do that.Thanks for your help,greetsLieven
> As far as I know you don't need any boost installed for ardour. For one 
> because boost is so big, ardour ships the headers it needs.

this is not true. we include the source code of C++ libraries that we
build into shared objects and link against, but we do not include boost
precisely because we do not link against it - we just include header
files and compile our code normally.

i regret that you find boost "too big". compared the standard size of
most modern disks, its pretty tiny and it offers way, way too much
functionality for us to consider reinventing/reimplementing those parts
of it that we are using.


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