From: Noel Yap (yap_noel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-05-02 16:46:36
Please let this be my official notice to volunteer.
--- "William E. Kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Abrahams" <david.abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
> Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 3:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [boost] boost organization and
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "William E. Kempf"
> > > So, before any effort gets underway I'd hope
> that we could pinpoint at
> > least
> > > a few people interested in volunteering with
> this effort, and then to
> > > establish an online community for designing and
> implementing the
> > solution.
> > I'm interested in kibbitzing, at least.
> Please do! :)
> > > If I get a few dedicated volunteers I'll take on
> the responsibility of
> > > setting up this community, and will help with
> coordinating the efforts
> > of
> > > both the distribution and the developer
> communities. Beyond that,
> > however,
> > > I don't have the expertise necessary for
> developing a solution here,
> > just to
> > > be clear on what I'm volunteering to do.
> > Bill, thanks so much for volunteering at all!
> > IMO the first and most-important questions to
> answer are these:
> > 1. What platforms can we support?
> > 2. What should a completed boost installation look
> like on these
> > platforms (files, directories, symlinks, etc.)?
> > 3. What shall constitute a "successful"
> > The lack of answers to these questions (especially
> #2) is one thing that
> > has kept us from trying to address installation
> with Boost.Build.
> I fully agree that these are questions that need
> answered before a solution
> can be made. There are probably several other
> questions as well. My hope
> is that the folks who volunteer to work on this
> project will be domain
> experts that can answer these questions.
> But other then pointing out that these questions
> need to be answered (thanks
> for doing so), it's premature to try and start
> answering them just yet.
> First we should find the necessary volunteers and
> establish the "community"
> needed for coordinating this effort... then we can
> start to address specific
> questions and needs.
> This post does illustrate something that I had hoped
> was obvious, but that I
> may need to clarify, however. The efforts will need
> to incorporate the
> goals and efforts of Boost.Build as well.
> OK, let me make this a bit more of an official
> request. If anyone is
> interested in volunteering for this effort send me a
> private e-mail. Once I
> have, let's say at least 5, committed volunteers
> I'll start the effort of
> creating and coordinating the needed community.
> Bill Kempf
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