From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-12 18:04:46
Joaquín Mª López Muñoz <joaquin_at_[hidden]> writes:
> Pavel Vozenilek ha escrito:
>> "Fernando Cacciola" wrote:
>> > The very high quaility of boost libraries is due to the so-called BOOST
>> > METHOD (I just coined the term, but how I like it :): the managed and
>> > peer-reviewed acceptance process.
>> The very high quality is due to people who choose
>> to hang out here and contribute.
>> Bigger problem that API changes are abandoned
>> libraries. A tool or a process helping to maintain
>> these libraries is needed. Even visible
>> marking of these libraries is missing.
> I'd say library adopting should be encouraged: Maybe posting
> a "Maintainer wanted for Boost.XXX" message would raise some
> activity in this respect?
I think it might be a good idea to actively remove stigma from
abandoning libraries. If Boost.Threads, for example, had been
officially marked as "abandoned" a while ago, I think people might've
been quicker to consider taking it over. There's always the fear of
stepping on the original author's toes.
-- Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting www.boost-consulting.com
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