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From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-13 14:48:16

Can I just say that as a 'fly on the wall' observer, and occasional
I am very, very impressed by the quality of the code being developed,
and even more by the quality of the PROCESS by which it is being refined.
The number of bugs which are NOT being written is impressive.

ISO 9000 Quality people who believe that you can just write down a spec
and get programmers to code it need to see what really should happen to get

This is where we are likely to get something that won't work like Windows!

Thanks and congratulations to all. Keep up the excellent work.


Dr Paul A. Bristow, hetp Chromatography
4 Victoria Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5HN UK
Phone +44 1625 520193 FAX & Voicemail +44 1625 252495
email mailto:pbristow_at_[hidden]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beman Dawes [mailto:beman_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 2:39 AM
> To: mailing list
> Subject: [boost] Boost status report
> The web site is being visited by between 900 and 1400 people a week.
> A year ago 25 visits would have been a big week!
> The libraries are being downloaded 110 to 140 times a week.
> There are now 300+ people signed up for the mailing list; I don't
> know the count from a year ago but think it was only a dozen or two.
> The mailing list has 300 to 500 messages posted a month. A year ago
> there were two messages posted in February and none in March.
> The rate at which people are suggesting and/or submitting libraries
> is also rising proportionally.
> There have been positive references to the boost web site in the
> C/C++ User's Journal, Microsoft Developers Network publications, and
> a couple of books. Not to mention a lot of word-of-mouth referrals.
> Thanks, everybody!
> --Beman


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