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Subject: Re: [boost] Unmaintained libraries (Was: 5 Observations - My experience with the boost libraries)
From: Fabio Fracassi (f.fracassi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-25 03:23:29

Edward Diener wrote:
> On 3/24/2010 6:02 PM, Vladimir Prus wrote:

>> more likely that bugs will be fixed. I think we need to have an official
>> "it's ok to apply patches everywhere" policy more than anything else.
> Has the fixing of bugs in the manner you cite above worked so far ? (
> rhetorical question )

It does for most other big open source projects. Boost is IMVHO a bit
overly courteous to the maintainer/author, which as a result means that
there are fewer "junior maintainers".

> Aside from bugs being fixed or doc being updated, what happens when
> people request changes to be made, whether additions or updates to the
> current functionality ?

Do it with fast ad hoc review, but with reversed sign, if nobody objects
its in.



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