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Subject: Re: [boost] Transfer of Maintenance Rights
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-25 12:17:01

Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Stewart, Robert wrote:
> > Jeremiah Willcock wrote:
> >>>
> >> there are BGL bugs that are kept open (because they
> >> are legitimate problems) that have too low of a priority to work on
> >> actively. If a user submits a patch for them and can test it
> >> they will be
> >> fixed. On the later things in your reply to me, I do like the new
> >> rewrite.
> >
> > Is there a "deferred" state for bugs? We could explicitly
> > ignore those in the minimum time to handle statement.
> I do not see one, but I believe the administrator can add it as a
> resolution. There is a setting of "To Be Determined" as a milestone,
> while is somewhat like "deferred", though.

Hmmm, how about the phrase, "active bugs," like the following?

As a library maintainer, you agree to provide timely support to users of the library, to note and fix regression test failures, to fix bugs and release those fixes in a timely fashion, and not allow any active bugs to languish for longer than a year. You also agree to consider making library enhancements and improvements. Note that others may offer and even commit patches to a library you maintain, provided the patch is posted to the Boost Developer's mailing list for verification for at least two weeks and is not rejected by anyone. That gives the maintainer and interested users a reasonable chance to notice and reject the patch.

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

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