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Subject: Re: [boost] Report # 29 (aka 1.45 blockers) is too narrow
From: Nelson, Erik - 2 (erik.l.nelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-26 15:01:08

> James Mansion wrote:
>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>> No, I object. That list represents bugs that the release managers
>> have
>> deemed important. The bugs that random boost users deem important is
>> less interesting.
> Nice to know how you really view the user community. Thanks.
> mutual.

The job of the release manager is defining what's "important" to the
release. That's their job. Just because some bug is critical in my
world doesn't mean that the release manager should hold up the release.
It's not personal. It's their job.

>> Would it be nice to go through all the bugs and make sure they're
>> categorized correctly? You bet. Would I hold up 1.45 for it? Nope.
> And if you put it off now, you'll put it off again. When did a
> subproject last get ejected
> from Boost because its not actively maintained and tickets get left?

Maybe it will get put off again, maybe it won't. The release manager's
job is to make the call as to whether or not to put out the release.
It's not their job to fix all the bugs. That's the boost community's

The subject of dropping unmaintained projects is a valid one, and has
been discussed here before.

I have a great appreciation for all of the boost contributors, and for
the efforts of the folks at boostpro in particular. We all benefit
greatly from their hard work.


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