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Subject: Re: [boost] [Bug Sprint] The Boost bug sprint has begun!
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-28 21:58:31

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Jim Bell <Jim_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 1:59 PM, Marshall Clow wrote:
>> On Nov 27, 2010, at 7:58 AM, Vicente Botet wrote:
>>> There are 99 Patches now, this is a good starting point. It would be great
>>> if the authors/maintainers that want to participate to this Bug Sprint could
>>> check if the Patches are correct or not, and include them in trunk or change
>>> to BUG or Feature Request otherwise.
>> I've been looking at some of these patches, and I've found several (#1535m #4534, #3894, #2509) that have already been applied, and went out with the recent release (or even in previous releases).
>> Those are easy tickets to close. ;-)
> But what do we do for authors/maintainers NOT participating?

Good question.

I think for the meantime the best we can do is keep sending in patches
and bugging the maintainers to either look at the patches. Until we
get to a consensus on how to deal with inactive maintainers, I guess
we can only play by the same rules in the meantime.

If someone is willing to step up as a maintainer of a library please
don't hesitate to express your interest to the maintainer of the
library you wish to maintain. Getting a maintainer's nod should be
alright as a go-ahead for the SVN administrators to give commit access
to whoever volunteers that the original maintainer "anoints".

Aside from that, really all we can do is look at issues that seem to
have been neglected, and just keep at it until either:

1. The maintainers grant commit access to those who really want to
contribute and co-maintain the library, or...
2. The maintainers actually apply the patches and close the issues.

Either way we'll get the job done IMO. :)

Dean Michael Berris

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