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From: Thomas Witt (witt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-25 03:32:32


As already noted the review queue is currently in a sorry state. This is
mostly due to me not being able give it the neccessary attention.

Over the last weeks the time I could spend on boost was very limited. I
am sorry for that but there was nothing I could do about it. Though I
have to admit that the period of forced inactivity ended up being a lot
longer than anticipated.

I am right now trying to catch up with things. While thinking about how
to get things going again and how to avoid this kinds of problems in the
future I came to the conclusion that under the current time constraints
it is unreasonable to assume that I will be able to read boost-devel all
the time.

As a result review requests might go unnoticed and other things related
to the process might not catch my attention. AFAICS the only way to
avoid this problem is to have people contact the Review Wizard directly.
The big disadvantage of this kind of off-list communication is that it
is not open to all interested parties.

Therefore I propose opening a dedicated mailinglist that handles review
requests and formal reviews. I think separating the traffic is a good
idea in general as it will make the list traffic more manageable for all
of us, as there will be less concurrent threads on the lists.
Furthermore getting an overview of review activity would be a lot
easier. For the Review Wizard it would be a lot easier to ensure that no
review requests go unnoticed.

This are just my ideas on how to handle the review process under the
given time constraints and I am open to suggestions.



Boost Review Wizard

PS: For those of you waiting for review. FC++ will be next and is
already scheduled for after release. I will try to lineup the other
requests as soon as the procedural questions are resolved. Thanks for
your patience.

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