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Subject: Re: [boost] Maintenance suspended
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-07 16:12:36

> I tried, I really did, to resolve the trunk and release branches of my
> libraries for the upcoming release. But the truth is that I'm finding
> Boost's current interdependent structure and the sluggishness of SVN on a
> project of our size just makes everything too hard to do. I'm now just
> declaring openly what has effectively been true for the past couple of
> months: I'm not maintaining my libraries until I complete the transition
> to Git that goes along with using Ryppln ( I'm sorry, I
> know it's not good or right, but I know it's going to be for the best in
> the long run. That should all happen fairly quickly now, anyway.

Do you have somebody replacing you while in suspension?

I can't say agree with your decision, even while I feel your pain. We all
have to live with the current setup but nevertheless we can't and do not
just throw the towel.

It's a comparably minor exercise in patience to do the merge (btw, I just
spend 3 days merging Spirit to the release branch, so believe me, I know
what you're talking about). It's minor if compared to the effort which is
still required to make Ryppl a commonplace tool. And, it will take another
release cycle or two to have the move completed.

So, I would like to ask you to rethink this decision once more. If everybody
did as you plan to do, we would blow this release.

Regards Hartmut

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