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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.40] timeline?
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-06 17:19:37

Matthias Troyer wrote:
> On 30 Jul 2009, at 10:43, Eric Niebler wrote:
>> John Maddock wrote:
>>> Do we have a revised timeline for 1.40 yet?
>>> I'm asking because the regex lib is ready for a substantial update
>>> (provided trunk tests cycle OK obviously!).
>> The release managers haven't discussed a timeline, but the release
>> branch is still open for merges from trunk. If you feel good about it,
>> then go for it (after the tests cycle).
> It was just reported to me that changed to the serialization library on
> the release branch completely break Boost.MPI there. Can I go ahead and
> fix this to make Boost.MPI on the release branch useable again?

Sure. Just follow the usual drill: fix it first on trunk, wait for the
tests to cycle, then merge to release. Thanks.

But why did changes to Serialization break MPI? Was MPI making use of
undocumented parts of s11n, or has the s11n interface changed in a
non-backward-compatible way? If the latter, I'm a bit concerned that
such a breaking change would go in so close to release.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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