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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.37.0] Release package final QA
From: Michael Goldshteyn (mgoldshteyn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-02 19:32:59

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> The 1.37.0 release packages are up at
> There will be a hold of several hours for last minute QA checks before
> these get pushed out to SourceForge.
> In the meantime, if anyone spots any showstoppers, please let us know
> right away!

As we can probably predict based on the last several releases, it is with
very high probability that a point release (i.e., 1.37.1) will not happen
after 1.37 goes out the door. Could you or someone with change rights to the
main Boost page please add a link under the Support page on the right side
of the main page that would go to a page with links to patches to the
various libraries that are part of 1.37. Such patches will inevitibly be
made, many likely in the coming weeks, fixing various bugs which the vast
majority of users will only be able to get as part of a future release
(i.e., 1.38), which certainly will have its own share of bugs.

However, most of us would like to apply bug fixes after several nightly test
cycles directly to 1.37, especially if they are important, as the patches by
the various library authors are made. Doing this directly from CVS is quite
a chore and few people will go this route. A uniform location that is easily
accessible and can be found from the main boost page would help many people
locate patches for libaries that they use. Hopefully, library authors would
do their part to keep such a page current with important bug-fixes to their
various libraries, so that in lieu of a 1.37.1 release, people could have
the various bugs that have yet to be found in 1.37 fixed in their Boost

Thanks ahead of time,

Michael Goldshteyn

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