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Subject: Re: [boost] Summer of Code 2010
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-07 11:01:21

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On
Behalf Of
> Andrew Sutton
> Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2010 3:02 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] Summer of Code 2010
> > Do you know if we have a page of the preceding *accepted* projects and its
> > status? It would be interesting to analyze the impact of SOC on Boost.
> I can create a list from accepted projects last year from the SoC data. I'll
> do that later today.
> It's hard to gauge the impact of SoC on Boost since it can be kind of hard
> getting code into trunk. I think that it might be easier to measure how many
> previous SoC students are now regular collaborators.

How about a list of projects that are probably still be in use, if not reviewed?

Or a list of unfinished Boost projects that are promising but require more work
to get into a finished and reviewable state?

There are quite a lot of the latte. Often they just require tidying or refining
and documenting but the original author has lost steam/interest/time - doing
stupid things like getting jobs and babies!

Although less exciting than to break new ground, the chance of ending up with an
accepted library is *much* higher - if you stand on the shoulders of giants ;-)


Paul A. Bristow
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