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Subject: Re: [boost] How about a call for bug-fix volunteers?
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-29 10:14:12

At Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:28:11 -0500,
Jim Bell wrote:
> On 1:59 PM, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Jim Bell <Jim_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >> Library authors shouldn't have to bear the burden of bug reports for
> >> their libraries alone. Even maintaining their regression tests across
> >> all platforms isn't realistic (and isn't being done).
> > <snip great ideas>
> >
> > Boost.Apprenticeship?
> > Jim, I think it would be awesome if you would like to run a program
> > like this! Obviously it would take a lot of cooperation from library
> > authors and the rest of the community, but to make something like this
> > work I think it needs a coordinator. What do you say?
> >
> How about Boost.Quality?
> I'm honored that you'd consider me, but I've blown past the (time)
> limit I can spend (with real consequences).
> Anyone else see where I'm going and want to take this bull by the
> horns? Or convince your employer to sponsor my involvement?
> I'm encouraged that we have three volunteers in two days from this
> mailing list alone.

Me too!

> I'd bet we get a bunch more from the User's list if we put a call
> out on a regular basis.
> I'd like to hash my thoughts out a bit more. I'll do it on my
> web-site, but could do it in the boost space if you want.

Which boost space? Maybe you'd like to write an article for C++Next?
We have pretty high visibility.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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