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Subject: Re: [boost] Maintenance suspended
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-07 18:45:04

Hartmut Kaiser wrote:

> 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.

> 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.

I think you (Hartmut) should think about this a little bit more.

The current system

a) has a "release" every 3 months or so.
b) almost guarentees that every release is better than the previous one
c) is intended to "de-couple" the efforts of an increasing number of

Looking at the release test matrix, I only see a few failures for
python and none for dave's other libraries. This suggests to me
that issues in these libraries are not urgent and could wait another
three months or so without hurting anything.

In fact this situation happens all the time in that a developer/maintainer
works in "spurts". It's nothing new that things won't make the anticipated
What is new is an explicit announcement thereof - must of us
prefer to lie low in such circumstances.

On the other hand, if this is about changing to git from SVN then
it would be an entirely different subject.

Robert Ramey

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