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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-02 15:36:23

I agree very much with both Kevin and Dave, but I'm drowning in
administrative work. Dave, why don't you set up the SourceForge bug
tracker, and write a prototype web page for the boost site telling users
what to do (or with a form to fill out. The web site supports the
FrontPage mechanism to automatically email a form to whoever you want. If
you write the page, and get SourceForge set up, I'll make the FrontPage
form mailer work. If SourceForge works that way.)

We can try it out just among Boost members, and then loose it on the public
if it seems to be effective.


At 12:18 PM 3/28/2001, David Abrahams wrote:

>Agreed. Maybe we should start using the bug tracker at SourceForge. It
>works pretty well (speaking as a bug reporter, not a developer), IMO.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kevin S. Van Horn" <kevin_vanhorn_at_[hidden]>
>To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 4:54 PM
>Subject: [boost] Running the gauntlet to report bugs
>> I suspect that many bugs in the Boost libraries are not getting
>> because the process of reporting bugs is too involved. If you want to
>> reports on all problems users find, you need to make it trivially easy
>> for busy end-users to report bugs. Unfortunately, at present you have
>> go through a fairly involved process of first getting a user name and
>> password for Yahoo Groups, subscribing to the boost mailing list,
>> for a response, and then verifying your information. It would be
>> to have a highly-visible (on the main web page), easy-to-find link to a
>> web page or email address that anyone could use without having to go
>> through any registration process.
>> To unsubscribe, send email to:
>> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
>To unsubscribe, send email to: <mailto:boost-unsubscribe_at_[hidden]>
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