Beman Dawes provided the original
part of this document.
Vesa Karvonen provided a description of the principles (see rationale) and put together an early version of the current configuration setup.
John Maddock put together the configuration current code, the test programs, the configuration script and the reference section of this document.
Matias Capeletto converted the docs to quickbook format.
Numerous boost members, past and present, have contributed fixes to boost's configuration.