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Subject: Re: [boost] [date_time] Library status?
From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-14 11:10:05

Andrey Semashev wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 6:24 AM, Andrey Semashev
>> <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>wrote:
>>> The Boost.DateTime library is very useful, and it is unfortunate to
>>> admit that according to Trac report and personal experience, its current
>>> state is anything but good. There are long standing tickets, some of
>>> them are trivial to fix and have patches already attached. The most
>>> annoying ones are missing includes and name clashes (tickets 642, 1740,
>>> 1615, 2083, 2091 to name some of them). Is this library still maintained?
>> I've forwarded the above to Jeff Garland. If he doesn't respond we will
>> authorize someone else to apply at least the trivial fixes.

My apologies -- the last 6th months have seen the time I have to devote to
Boost essentially evaporate...I really haven't even been able to watch the
mailing list or do any date-time maintenance. I'm certainly still planning to
continue supporting the library, but I don't want to hold up critical fixes
just because I'm short on time right now. If someone wants to take the lead
on applying a few of these fixes please just email me directly -- I can find
30-60 minutes to scan the changes and make sure they will be compatible going


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