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Subject: Re: [boost] Maintenance suspended
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-07 16:32:46

On Jul 7, 2010, at 4:12 PM, Hartmut Kaiser wrote:

> Do you have somebody replacing you while in suspension?

Not formally. I have co-maintainers on most of my libraries, and Boost.Python maintenance has mostly been done by others (especially Ralf Grosse-Kunstleve) for well over a year now.

> 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.

I'm not throwing in the towel; I'm taking a break.

> 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.

My libraries are mostly fairly mature. While there are things that should be improved, there's no reason that not making changes should cause the release to be blown.

David Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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