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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-07 04:24:16

>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of AlisdairM
>Sent: 07 March 2007 07:53
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Subject: [boost] [SoC] Boost review and the SoC timetable
>One of the problems I perceived with Boost SoC involvement last year is
>that very few of the projects have come up for review, with the notable
>exception of Bimap.
>Would it be possible to bump SoC projects up the review queue to get
>feedback while the student is still participating, towards the end of
>the SoC period?
>Perhaps have a special SoC review queue for 'mini-reviews' where the
>students can present to the wider Boost audience and hopefully be
>encouraged to continue the work for a more complete review. This is
>also a good time to get other people involved who may help bring that
>work through to final review - I am not sure about Google's policy on
>shared participation during the SoC period itself.

I support this. Although some discussions have taken place, a review might focus more attention and might lead to more useful output
- as you say it is disappointing to only get one project into use (though work by Xiaogang Zhang on math functions will come up for
review soon when the whole math toolkit is reviewed, probably in April).


Paul A Bristow
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