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From: Andreas Huber (ahd6974-spamgroupstrap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-25 13:42:24

Jody Hagins wrote:
> I believe I could have contributed in a non trivial manner to several
> reviews. However, by the time I see the announcement, download the
> materials, go through them, and try to keep up with the current
> comments, the review is over. I am so busy with work, family,
> coaching (American) football, and other activities, that the review
> periods
> usually seem too short (for me, at least).

This is also true for me. However, I think the review periods do not
necessarily have to be extended. What has to be extended is the
timeframe in which there will be no significant changes (interface &
docs) to a candidate library. Libraries sometimes go through extensive
changes right before the reviews start, which is probably the reason why
people don't have a look beforehand. Maybe the review process should
mandate a no-interface-and-docs-changes period of one month before the
actual formal review starts, with announcements when this period begins?


Andreas Huber
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