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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.43][Serialization] Serialization library serioslybroken
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-24 14:38:35

Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 4/24/2010 10:23 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:

> As the release is looming, we naturally will have to consider the
> possibility of rolling back serialization to the 1.42 version. Can you
> tell us what the repercussions of doing that would be? Are there new
> features that other libraries are depending on?

In principle I don't think this would be a problem. As far as I can
remember, these changes mostly address sticky and arcane issues
related to loading/unloading DLLS etc. So, rolling back might get
some other complaints. So a hasty decision could result in a
game of software whack-a-mole . It's to soon to panic - give
me at least a little time to look into it. There's always time
to panic if necessary.

Also the documentation has been corrected and new examples have
been added to clarify the concepts and demonstrate how to use the
library for simpler tasks like logging. . These are important to me.
But of course given the criteria of a "strictly improved release", this
would not
enter into any decision.

Robert Ramey

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