Cross-compiling and Boost.Jam? You have a stronger soul than I. Just
changing CFLAGS and the preferred installation prefix was hell, and then I
had to figure out why jam coredumped as soon as it started... Autoconf
may be nasty but it's a lot kinder to packagers/builders than bloody jam.
While KDE was searching for a new build system for KDE4 I was in terror
that they'd choose Boost.Jam because it was used for a successful C++
project. Thankfully they are not utterly insane and chose something nicer
(now with added lowercase! ;)))) )