Sometimes in your life is day when you need to compile lib from sources because you (or your coworker) need to use this particular version of it. If everybody works on same OS and have similar configuration and lib is not small and require more than ./configure && make && sudo make install it might be useful to create installation script instead of description in readme. In fact readme will look like script so why bother to put in unreadable (from computer point of view) format like Markdown.

Here is short script to replace boost with version 1.54 with additional thread-pool. It’s clean, short and fast but it’s not working on Ubuntu Server yet.

You can watch it in action here but it’s not really interesting better watch some conference when your computer will be busy with compiling stuff.


27 November 2013