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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Array Maintainer
From: raindog_at_[hidden]
Date: 2009-11-27 16:59:48

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I think that it should be acceptable for other people to have the authority to submit patches and have them reviewed by other people and as long as they submit high quality code there should be the expectation that the code gets merged by someone who has the rights to do so. Look at other open source projects for ideas

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------Original Message------
From: Vicente Botet Escriba
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To: boost_at_[hidden]
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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost.Array Maintainer
Sent: Nov 27, 2009 7:58 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.
> 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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