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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.37.0][date-time] Breaking the log jam
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-30 13:34:59

I would disagree with this.

Holding up release to include changes for one library that should have
been done some time ago is exactly the situation which has created
so much problem in the past. Doing this will prevent benefits of the
current release-ready branch on all the other libraries from users
who need them now.

Release the current release-ready branch now.

Get the 1.38.0 process going now and put the date-time updates
into that.

Robert Ramey

Beman Dawes wrote:
> Andrey Semashev has pulled together a number of patches to address
> backed-up date-time tickets. He has tested them on Linux and Windows.
> The arrangement was that Jeff Garland would look them over, but Jeff
> just isn't finding the time to do that.
> I've taken a look at a few of the proposed fixes. Without knowing
> anything about date-time, these seem like problems that really should
> have been fixed some time ago.The proposed patches I looked at seemed
> fine. So I think it is important we break the log jam.
> Proposal:
> * We give Andrey write permission.
> * He starts moving these fixes into trunk right away.
> * Anyone who cares about data-time watch the commits carefully, and
> discuss any issues with Andrey.
> * Once Andrey is satisfied with trunk test results, he asks permission
> to merge to release.
> * Unless there has been undue delay or issues have come up, we will
> give permission for this release.
> * I'm willing to hold the release a few days; in aggregate this is an
> important set of overdue fixes to a major library so I'd like to see
> them go in this release.
> Comments?
> --Beman
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