Commit 8082829b authored by icedream's avatar icedream

Add bootstrapping instructions for Boost.

parent a471c0b5
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### Installing Boost
Download and unpack the Boost framework into a dedicated folder. This may be anywhere on your harddrive.
Remember where you unpacked the framework files to and open up your computer's properties dialog. You can do this by navigating to the Control Panel, to System and then clicking on "Advanced system settings".
Remember where you unpacked the framework files to.
Now open a command prompt, navigate to the folder (`cd your_boost_folder_path`) and run:
```
.\bootstrap
.\b2 headers
```
This will prepare and install the Boost files properly so they are ready to use. You can now close this command prompt.
Open up your computer's properties dialog. You can do this by navigating to the Control Panel, to System and then clicking on "Advanced system settings".
Select the "Advanced" tab and click on "Environment variables...", add a new variable (system or user doesn't matter in this case), name it `BOOST_ROOT` and use the path you remembered as value.
Click "OK" in all dialogs. This should save the setting properly.
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