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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-11-12 12:35:29

Nicola Musatti <Nicola.Musatti_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> Nicola Musatti wrote:
> [...]
>> We did do that for BBv2, or I should say mostly Volodya has done that.
>> BBv2 has had releases now for more than 3 years
>> <>.
>> And has seen most of it's use outside Boost for those 3 years.
> I'm aware of that and I can imagine the amount of work that went
> into it. However it looks like it was integrated into Boost and used
> to replace v1 way to soon.

Why do you say so?

> As it is the impression is that the price of this integration is
> being paid by all those that are cooperating in trying and complete
> 1.34.

How so?

> Even this wouldn't be so bad had it taken place right after 1.33.1
> (or 1.34, for that matter) was released.
> As it is completing the switch when the release is some six months
> behind of schedule is only going to cause further delays.

Why do you think so?

> Moreover the fact that this switch had actually started many months
> ago - witness Dave Abrahams stating that he stopped updating v1
> Jamfiles long ago - is just additional indication that this has been
> badly mishandled.

Why is that an indication that it has been badly mishandled?

Can you point to any actual problems this change is causing, and if
so, do you have any constructive suggestions for addressing them?

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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