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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-13 01:57:33

Mariano Consoni wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm a Msc. student. Last years, I've been using boost for a lot of tasks,
> and I liked too much its philosophy.

Hello, welcome :-)

> Aside from that, I've worked some time creating some kind of library/code to
> support the need of plugins in applications. The development went through
> different approaches over the time... and I think that now I have good ideas
> to do a good implementation (using .dll/.so and a framework of callback to
> initialize/destroy plugins and implement the interfaces).
> At least, I think that it works well in Windows and Linux (so maybe it will
> work well in most unices) because I tried some prototypes and I think that
> it could be a great tool for the opensource community (because as far as I
> know, there isn't a library that does this job).
> So I'm writing this email because I want to know if there is interest in the
> community of a project of this type, because I want to participe in
> Boost/SoC and if it isn't interesting I will try to find some other idea.

I think it's a plausible idea although there has already ben some proposal in
this area.

That said, it might make it more reasonable to bring things to completion
within the SoC time frame, so I wouldn't rule it out at this point.

> I know that "new library" projects maybe are bad seen for SoC, but I think
> that this could be a very concrete project, with short-term useful
> deliverables.

That's really the key. We will be looking for attainable goals.

> Thanks!
> ps: apart from that, other idea that i've for SoC is a timer pool library,
> similar to SDL's but using boost::threads.

I was thinking there might be something like that is asio already, but I'm not
seeing it at the moment....

In any case, please do consider applying -- there are lots of possible
projects and folks are definitely willing to help you get something that will


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