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Subject: Re: [boost] Maintenance suspended
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-07 18:17:00

> > 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
> developers.
> 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.

But why suspend maintenance then?

> 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 date.
> What is new is an explicit announcement thereof - must of us prefer to lie
> low in such circumstances.

I definitely appreciate Dave's openness, even if I have the impression he's
not entirely honest (mainly with himself, I guess).
But who am I to judge?

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

Regards Hartmut

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