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Subject: Re: [boost] There's a serious problem with the Boost Community :(
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-31 03:33:18

joel wrote:

> Jon Biggar wrote:
>> The Boost Community *really* needs a mechanism to ensure that patches
>> submitted are acknowledged, vetted, and if found worthy, integrated
>> into a release in a timely manner. Not doing so discourages
>> contribution.
>> Let me suggest that the Community set up something like the review
>> queue, where a few volunteers could regularly select the next patch,
>> request comments from the community and then champion getting the
>> patch integrated into the next Boost release. I understand that
>> library owners have a stake in the design vision and integrity of
>> their library's code, so the community will have to figure out a
>> policy where patches with minimal impact on a library's integrity can
>> be quickly integrated without requiring a lot of the primary library
>> owner's or maintainer's time, but will still get integrated or
>> rejected in a timely manner.
> I sympathetize with you as it occured to me a few times. I think the
> main problem is mainly the lack of people and/or people's time to do so.
> There was a 'Trac Sprint' recently in which we tackled down around 120
> tickets in a week. One of the question that arise from that was indeed
> the need to do this in a timely manner. Other point is the liability of
> the build process that, IIRC, prevent proper 'pacthes' to be shipped
> (Beman or Dave, correct me if I'm saying crap).

I don't understand what you are saying above -- can you clarify?

- Volodya

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