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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Where are we in the release process?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-30 18:10:04

Daniel James wrote:

> On 29 October 2010 19:59, Vladimir Prus <vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On which note -- do we have up-to-date list of maintainers? Or,
>> do we know the maintainer of libs/maintainers.txt? It appears to
>> contain entries where a different person is know to maintain that
>> library recently, or where the listed maintainer is known to be MIA,
>> or have officially declared he's not maintaining that library.
> I don't think it has a maintainer, it's meant to be developers'
> responsibility to keep it up to date. We check that new libraries have
> an entry but that's about it.
> The way that we deal with this kind of shared data is pretty bad, it's
> duplicated in several places (the maintainers list, lib/libraries.htm,
> the website, Trac) which requires a lot of maintenance that often goes
> undone. It shouldn't be too hard to generate most of that from a
> single information source, maybe some sort of metadata file in the
> library directory?

Maybe. For example, it's always possible to make Jamfile present for all libraries,
right at libs/somelib, and report some metatadata.

- Volodya

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