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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-users] tweaking the review process
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-12-16 16:18:50

on Mon Dec 15 2008, John Phillips <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Fri Nov 21 2008, "Stjepan Rajko" <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:40 PM, vicente.botet
>>> <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> I would like to make some suggestion to improve the review management:
>>> Thank you for starting this discussion.
>>>> * I had notice only at the end of the the review that the review tokes place on
> two
>>> mailing lists (devel ans user). Maybe this is usaual on Boost reviews but I was not
>>> aware. It will be more transaparent if all the reviews were posted to the same
> mailing
>>> list, maybe a specific one should be created.
>>> Yes, this is a bit of an issue. I mentioned that both lists are used
>>> in my post that opened the review (in my notes to first-time
>>> reviewers) to try to give people a heads-up (but... I often get
>>> long-winded and I'm sure it's easy to miss parts of my posts :-)).
>>> Having a dedicated, or at least recommended mailing list (either dev
>>> or user) might be a good thing.
>> It has always been the -devel list, at least up until recently. How
>> reviews began being posted to -users, I do not know.
> I don't know if I was the first to do this, but I have done it. Looking at the
> current contents of the instructions to review managers, either they have changed
> since I started managing reviews or I somehow hallucinated extra words to add the user
> list to the lists that should receive an announcement of the review.

An announcement is one thing; instructing people to post their reviews
in the same list is a different thing entirely.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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