Subject: Re: [boost] "Is Boost Broken?". - post script
From: Schrom, Brian T (brian.schrom_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-11 11:16:52
>Robert Ramey wrote...
> Those who are interested, can download the powerpoint presentation at
Thank you for making this available. I enjoyed the presentation and
would have liked to attend.
> . A large part of the content was really contained in the response
> from the participants which is not available. Someday there maybe a
> video in which you'll be able to appreciate my bombastic personal
I would be interested in this as well.
> Also, tonight, Dave Abrahams is scheduled to present his project
> "ryppl". I'm not privy to any of the details, but I suspect that this
> might dovetail with my own presentation. It will very likely bring out
> more discussion on the future of Boost.
I am also anxious to hear more about this.
I like your proposed accepted into Boost and certified by Boost
distinctions and the process by which a library is promoted seems
reasonable to me. I think that it is important that there be a place
for libraries to be hosted that are integrated with Boost. I.e. I
download into a Boost development tree and it acts as if it were part of
the Boost release.
I think it is important to consider how libraries become "uncertified"
too. I.e. the library became part of the standard and is no longer
necessary. Libraries can also become obsoleted by other libraries,
become unmaintained, etc.
Thank you for thinking these things. They are not necessarily fun, but
are vital for the continued growth and success of Boost.