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From: John Fletcher (J.P.Fletcher_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-05 11:46:42

I would like to second the suggestion of trainee review managers.
Perhaps that could be on a smaller library, not less important, but less
in scope to look at.

John Fletcher

Jarrad Waterloo wrote:
> There is a [mis]conception that using boost is easy but contributing to
> boost is hard. I am not sure if there is any truth to it or not. I would
> like to be a review manager but I don't know all that is involved /
> required. Worse still I don't how! I have similar problems with contributing
> code. Is there any good tutorials out there and maybe boost should consider
> apprenticeships where there may be multiple review managers; an experienced
> one training an inexperienced one. Anyway to make this process, transfer of
> experience, as easy as possible and your shortage of review managers could
> be a thing of the past.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]]
> On Behalf Of John Phillips
> Sent: Tuesday, June 05, 2007 9:17 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Languishing review requests
> Has anyone (other than Tom and Ron) looked at the review queue lately?
> There are some nice looking library ideas sitting there that can't be
> reviewed because no one has volunteered to manage the reviews. It has
> become a problem we shouldn't ignore.
> The lifeblood of boost is the time donated by the authors of new
> libraries. However, for some of these authors, nothing has been done
> with their submissions for months as they wait for someone to volunteer
> to run the review. This has to be addressed.
> I know that managing a review is time consuming. I know that many of
> the most experienced members of boost have been very busy with release
> issues. However, we need to address this problem. I'm working hard to
> find time to manage reviews on topics where I feel I have sufficient
> expertise, but we need people who understand the potential issues in
> these packages to step up and volunteer to run the languishing reviews.
> So, now the question. What can we do to improve the situation? Is
> anyone willing to sign on? Is there so little interest in the work the
> developers have done that we should say "Thanks for the effort, but
> we're not interested right now?" Some response is needed, in place of
> the silence we have seen so far.
> John Phillips
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