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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-22 12:33:39

At 12:30 PM 10/22/2003, Michael Stevens wrote:

>The documentation issue with Random numbers has been worrying me for a
>while. Jens dropped the new (standard proposed) code into CVS a couple
>of month ago. Apart from a couple of typos and problems with gcc-2.95.3
>it looks good. However Jens seems to be off the air at the moment,
>certianly a very minor patch (removing an additional ';') has not made
>it into CVS.
>What should we do if Jens can not fix the documentation in time? The old
>documents with the new interface is VERY VERY confusing! A few crucuial
>concepts have changed.

Jens is already in Hawaii ahead of the C++ Committee meeting, and hopefully
is working on the docs between beach adventures. I'll start twisting his
arm once I get there.

>> The plan for this release is to produce a full release candidate
>> directory tree, and have it available (at or
>> similar) for inspection prior to the actual release.
>Not sure of the advantage of the over simply tagging the release
>candidate in CVS!

There are a lot of routine changes (license changes and broken links, for
example) that I'd like to see go in before we branch for release. But, yes,
at some point it is just easier to branch for release.


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