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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-04-21 06:38:30

This is a reminder that the Serialization review is more than half over with
~5 days remaining.

Thx for your time.


On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 22:09:36 -0700, Jeff Garland wrote
> All -
> Today (April 13th) is the start of the formal review of the Serialization
> library by Robert Ramey. The review will run until Monday April
> 26th. I will be serving as review manager. Library details are
> below. I have a number of special requests for this review:
> 1) This is a large, complex, and important library. Please don't
> wait till the end of the review period to start your review -- there
> is no additional room in the review schedule to extend the review period.
> 2) I am particularly interested in hearing from parties that have
> tried to extend the library by adding serialization for a new type
> or by building a new type of archive. The ability to easily extend
> the library for new types and novel types of archives is critical
> for this library. 3) If you reviewed the library during the first
> review, I would like your evaluation of whether the new version of
> the library addresses your original concerns. Also, if this is a re-
> review I would appreciate if you could send me a weblink from the
> mail archive to your original review posting(s). 4) Finally, I
> would like reviewers to indicate parts of the library that might
> become standalone boost libraries. While this will have little
> bearing on the acceptance / rejection of the library it might allow
> a reduction in the size of the library.
> As usual, please state in review comments how you reviewed the
> library and whether the you think the library should be accepted
> into Boost. Further guidelines for writing reviews can be found on
> the website at:
> **********************************************
> Library Details:
> **********************************************
> From the library synopsis:
> Here, we use the term "serialization" to mean the reversible
> deconstruction of an arbitrary set of C++ data structures to a
> sequence of bytes. Such a system can be used to reconstitute an
> equivalent structure in another program context. Depending on this
> context, this might used implement object persistence, remote
> parameter passing or other facility. In this system we use the term
> "archive" to refer to a specific rendering of this stream of bytes.
> This could be a file of binary data, text data, XML, or some other
> created by the user of this library.
> The latest package can be found at the following locations:
> Thanks,
> Jeff

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