From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-13 01:57:33
Mariano Consoni wrote:
> 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
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
That's really the key. We will be looking for attainable goals.
> 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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