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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-27 04:29:12

David Abrahams wrote:

> "Keith MacDonald" <boost_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> To paraphrase my original question, what would Boost do with the
>> library under such circumstances?
> Most likely we'd continue to ship it and fix any regressions at
> least. And if it was brought to our attention that the library was
> languishing, we'd look for a new maintainer.

This is not entirely true, I think. Iostreams is a good example for this.

There are still merges from 1.33.1 to MAIN pending and several issues and
patches have been posted to this list but with mostly no response.

IIRC, it took more than a year for the thread library to get a new
maintainer team.

As for the reasons for this, I have no idea. Probably we would need some
process to officially orphan a library so that it's clear that a new
maintainer is needed.


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