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From: Michael Glassford (glassfordm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-16 06:37:11

Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 08:45 AM 12/15/2003, Michael Glassford wrote:
> >So my question is: I'm interested in becoming a "contributing
> >maintainer" for the Boost.Thread library; what's the procedure?
> > Though I've been primarily a lurker in boost.devel, I've been
> > following it closely for quite a long time and don't recall
> > a situation like this coming up before.
> While the details are hazy, one immediate objective would be some
> confidence building steps. For example, give us your views on
> that have been submitted by others. Which would you accept? change?
> reject? why?

To do this, I'll need to locate patches that already have been
suggested. I could search the archives for past suggestions (and will
do this eventually to make sure nothing gets missed), but for now, if
anyone is aware of patches that haven't been applied, could you
re-post them here? Thanks to those who have already done this; I'll
respond as I get time.

> What patches of your own would you like to make? why?

I'll get back to this later in a separate post in regards to the
rw_mutex classes.

> In other words, generally become active on the list so we can get
> a feel for your style of approaching the "contributing maintainer"

Makes sense. At least initially my intended approach, especially with
the already released parts of the library, would be merely to apply
changes on which there is already consensus, obvious bug fixes, etc.,
and not to make any changes at all without first running it by this

> Also, are there any others who would like to step forward?

This was what I was going to ask next, myself, depending on the
response to my first message. Thanks to Martin Wille's for responding
already. Anyone else?

> It might help if there were several people working together.

I definitely agree.

> Thanks again for getting the ball rolling,
> --Beman
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