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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Array Maintainer
From: Vicente Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-27 10:58:33

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.
> Thoughts? John.
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I don't know if this is the best way, but it is clear that we have a problem
with very old tickets.
It will be great to identify the libraries that will need this kind of help,
and make a call for volunteers.


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