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Subject: Re: [boost] Major code changes deadline approaching
From: Steve M. Robbins (steve_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-27 18:42:09

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 08:35:39PM +0100, Stefan Strasser wrote:
> Am Sunday 27 December 2009 22:16:00 schrieb Vladimir Prus:
> > > I'd just like to point out that we have
> > > 28 open tickets marked as
> > > "Showstoppers":
> >
> > Well, given that half of them is more than 6 months old, they cannot be all
> > true show stoppers. Unfortunately, the severity of the issue typically
> > represents submitter opinion, and not maintainer position about priority of
> > a fix.

I'm sure Boost authors are allowed to change the priority to suit
their opinion. :-)

The bug triaging that Stefan reported is all good, of course.
However, I'd like to suggest that a bug is only "fixed" when the fix
is on the release branch. Unfortunately, you can't always judge
whether that is the case by the comments on trac tickets: I've seen
numerous tickets marked "fixed" when the fix was only on the trunk;
I've seen that situation persist for two or more releases; and I've
seen erroneous claims that the fix was merged to release when it was
not. You really need to check the release code to see whether it is


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