I think i got boost compiling now. My computer has been going at it for like 10 minutes already.
I basically did the
Next it asked me where to install boost.build. I was a bit confused by this as I had downloaded an zip file and unpacked boost.build into a folder and the install steps had nothing to do with this other download.
so I ran
|b2 install --prefix="Root Directory of Boost"|
and it created a folder in the root directory called "Share" with a "Boost-build" folder and about 300 or so files in it.
Then I added this new Boost-build\bin folder to my system path variable.
Then I tried to invoke b2 to that Boost-build folder which was in the share folder and I got errors.
So I tried to invoke b2 to the other boost-build zip I had downloaded separately.
More? --build-type=complete gcc stage
Then I went to my root boost directory and typed this
and now my computer is doing all sorts of compiling (I hope).
I'll let you know if it works when it finishes.
edit.. yah I think it's working now.
I updated my IDE's boost global variable to the folder that I compiled boost in my self (I know, I got a lot of hard drive space so I had nuwen's mingw and the other version I was messing with installed)
Regex programs seem to be compiling and running fine. I made sure by changing the code a bit and recompiling.
Hopefully I can now figure out how all these steps work together. I'm kind of interested in reading about how to build my own libraries also.
I'll download a version of Visual C++ and give it a shot too. It can't hurt to learn how another IDE works I suppose.
Thanks again for the advice :)