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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.45] Beta 1 release candidates
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-06 12:18:56

On 11/6/2010 12:09 PM, Beman Dawes wrote:
> [1.45] Beta 1 release candidates are available at
> As usual, please report success or failure doing builds. We like to get
> reports of successful builds on several varied platforms before the files
> are pushed out to SourceForge and the formal announcement made.


We're still showing active showstoppers for 1.45
( If we ship anyway, we need
to have a discussion about what "showstopper" means, and we need a
policy for what to do about them prior to release.

I suggest that we make a concerted effort to contact the maintainers in
question and see what their plans are for addressing these bugs. If the
maintainers say they're not showstoppers, we correct the bug's priority.
If they can fix them in a reasonable amount of time, we hold the
release. If we can't reach them, or if they can't provide a fix in a
reasonable time, we bump the Milestone to release+1 and ship with a BIG
warning in the release notes about serious outstanding bugs.

Also, for future releases, we need to notify maintainers early that they
have active showstoppers assigned to them. Perhaps we can even set up
automatic daily nag mail as the release approaches.


Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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