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Subject: Re: [boost] Mentoring (Was: Maintenance suspended)
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-09 12:49:42

On Jul 9, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:

> On 7/9/2010 11:53 AM, Brian Bartman wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:24 AM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> I personally was looking for a way for me to actively continue working on
>>>> boost after my GSoC project is completed.
>>> Is there a boost library that particularly interests you?
>> My main interests are template based design patterns related to data
>> structures and algorithms (I know that's large topic, its really ALL of
>> boost). If I had to pick a library I think I would pick the Boost.MPL or
>> Boost.Fusion. I like templates and meta-programming, so what would you
>> suggest?
> MPL then. Aleksey isn't very active anymore, and Dave is swamped.

And I'm only an honorary co-author of that library anyhow.

>>> And if not a library, then docs or test or website or infrastructure.
>>> Where do you think you'd like to help?
>> I would like to start out bug fixing and anything that involves complicated
>> programming.
>> I can do website stuff if there is need for it, but from what I have read on
>> list I can't tell if there has been a decision made to actually do something
>> about the website or not.
> Not sure yet. Dave and I will need help with website stuff eventually.
> Our ryppl-ized version of Boost will have a different architecture, and
> we will certainly need a new website to reflect that.

Urr... websites are a bit out of scope for Ryppl as I imagined it. Dean Michael Berris is working on a wordpress-ized Boost site (, though, and if you want to help with infrastructure you could always dive into Ryppl itself. See

David Abrahams
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