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Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Sun Aug 12 04:19:15 PDT 2007

Am Samstag, 11. August 2007 schrieb Paul Davis:
> 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.

Ah, so its probably only a problem for gentoo-users, because:

> i regret that you find boost "too big". compared the standard size of
> most modern disks, its pretty tiny

compiling boost (and gentoo installs either the whole lib/app or nothing) 
takes more time than compiling ardour. And spending two hours compiling a 
package where only some headers are needed is kind of silly... but not really 
your problem...

> and it offers way, way too much 
> functionality for us to consider reinventing/reimplementing those parts
> of it that we are using.

Maybe the relevant headers can be included in ardour? And only used if no 
newer version is found in the system?
This works for some libs (inclusion in ardour that is), why shouldn't it work 
for some headers?


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