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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-18 15:13:16

Dear All,

I have the great pleasure to announce that the formal boost-review of
Marcin Kalicinski Property Tree Library begins now (the 18th of April)
and runs through the 27th of April.


This fairly high-level library consists of the following

1. a generic recursive property-tree data-structure

2. generic conversions to/from this data-structure from/to

   a. xml-files

   b. ini-flies

   c. json-files

   d. windows registry files

As an example of how powerful the library is, consider this


The library may be downloaded from

- the boost file vault

- tinyurl:

- boost sandbox:
   (look in boost/property_tree and libs/property_tree)

The documentation may be viewed online at


If your find the above interesting, please consider submitting a review
to the boost developer mailing list:


You might end up using several hours on a review, but the end result
could be a superb library that will save you weeks of work.

Notes for reviewers

When writing your review, you may wish to consider the following

      * What is your evaluation of the design?
      * What is your evaluation of the implementation?
      * What is your evaluation of the documentation?
      * What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness
        of the library?
      * Did you try to use the library? With what compiler?
        Did you have any problems?
      * How much effort did you put into your evaluation?
        A glance? A quick reading? In-depth study?
      * Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

And finally, every review should answer this question:

      * Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
        Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments
        don't obscure your overall opinion.

In particular, consider if you can answer the following questions:

- was the library suitable for your daily xml-tasks? If not, what was

- was the library's performance good enough? If not, can you suggest

- was the library's design flexible enough? If not, how would you
suggest it should be redesigned to broaden its scope of use?

best regards

Thorsten Ottosen, Review Manager

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