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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Array Maintainer
From: Marshall Clow (mclow.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-27 10:42:55

On Nov 27, 2009, at 3:02 AM, John Maddock wrote:

>>> Question: does someone have to be a maintainer of an existing library
>>> (or author of one of the accepted libraries) to become a maintainer of
>>> an existing (orphaned?) library?
>> This is a very interesting question. Some lingering tickets with patch
>> could be cleared faster if soem orphaned components of bosot were
>> assignated new manager.
> Indeed. Something that occurred to me earlier was "how many tickets were looked at in the last sprint, assigned a patch, but haven't been looked at since?" That would be a good test of the owner being missing-in-action!
> Re Boost.Array, I seem to remember Alisdair Meredith taking this on, I'm cc'ing him just in case my memory isn't what it once was ! ;-)
> It seems to me though that the bug sprints would be a good opportunity to widen the maintainer list a little - what if we assigned an interested volunteer to act as temporary maintainer for an orphan library during the sprint. (S)he fixes whatever they can fix, then gets another bug sprint volunteer to review the changes, if all looks well, and the tests are all passing on Trunk, only then merge to release.

I think that this is a great idea....

-- Marshall

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