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Subject: Re: [boost] [logo] Boost logo variants for use in unofficial or unreleased boost documentation
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-04 10:38:58

Patrick Horgan wrote:
> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > We need to have a way of saying that this is "Hoping to be
> > proposed for review for Boost".


> > An important part of the review process, IMO, is getting a
> > user base - this is where the bugs get flushed out, and the
> > unpopular design decisions flagged up. To leave it all to
> > a final review is far too late. (It often leads to
> > rejection, sometimes improvement and re-submission, but all
> > too often, loss of promising code).

Having a special logo for this state doesn't help that process along, does it? My suggestion was to use the "powered by" logo as a placeholder in such cases. Does that detract from a work in progress? Does it impede testing and identifying bugs?

> > This is why I long argued for a formal "Not accepted, Under
> > development and worth giving a try but don't count on it
> > too much yet" status.

I think that is well handled by having a page on the Boost web site with a list of just such projects, provided those with write access are willing to take on that chore.

> > A different logo (Developing for Boost? Candidate for
> > Boost? Development for Boost? Prototype for Boost? RFC for
> > Boost? ) would provide this. Perhaps we still haven't got
> > the right words yet?

I can understand that a library developer would like to gain notoriety by association with Boost while developing a library for possible inclusion in Boost, but does a logo for that spur the author to do anything s/he wouldn't have done already? Does such a logo inform those examining such a library about something not already known?

> I really like Candidate for Boost or maybe Submission
> Candidate for Boost

One isn't a candidate for anything until one announces one's candidacy. In this case, the announcement of candidacy is a formal review request. If there's to be a logo for libraries under development but not submitted for review, "developing for" works well.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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