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Subject: Re: [boost] GGL Extensions
From: Kai Schroeder (kaischroeder3_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-11 08:26:42

I always wonder why the matlab central repository works so well. They
somehow manage to attract uploaders and got the level of complexity of
individual packages right. You can enter the name of an algorithm you need
and you get a package which contains exactly that algorithm with an example
attached( sometimes you also get toolboxes / libs, but single algorithms are
fully accepted). Users can rate and comment the packages which is a useful
guide when you look for something. Something like that would be nice for the
boost vault. An automatically generated page for each upload where users can
discuss and rate the contents.

Best regards,
Kai Schröder

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Tom Brinkman wrote:
> >>> The GGL team proposes an extension model, very similar to what is
> >>> used by GIL.
> >
> > I'm not sure that the extensions proposal worked very well for GIL.
> > I'm not sure why.
> This is interesting. Perhaps GIL maintainers could share their opinion?
> > Probably it was too ambitious.
> I've started to lurk around GIL extensions fairly recently,
> so I'm not able to judge.
> > Initially, just try encourage a small group of interested developers
> > to work with you on extensions. When that number becomes too large,
> > than start thinking about a more formalized system.
> >
> > If people see that there are a couple of really cool extensions that
> > were intergrated, it might just encourage others to add extensions as
> > well.
> Good points.
> Perhaps, in future, it would make sense to maintain two sets of extensions:
> - internal or built-in tools specific to various domains
> but mature enough to have them included as part of the library
> - external - sort of incubator, place for more exotic tools,
> experiments, etc.
> Best regards,
> --
> Mateusz Loskot,
> Charter Member of OSGeo,
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