Subject: Re: [boost] Sandbox cleanup
From: Thomas Klimpel (Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-11-29 05:43:14
Vladimir Prus wrote:
> - 'boost' directory, that has assorted headers supposedly meant for
> - 'libs' directory, with various libraries
Both directories are deprecated since a long time. I think it is now the time to explicitly send notices to the very few developers that still keep using the boost and libs directories. Maybe we could then move the "boost" and "libs" directories to an "old" or "deprecated" folder, to really be explicit about their status.
The currently agreed structure (<http://www.boost.org/community/sandbox.html>) is
If the only reason to change this structure is that a few developers failed to follow that structure, this doesn't seem fair to the vast majority of developers that tried to follow that structure. Each change of structures is potentially confusing for the users of a sandbox library, especially if there are already too many different versions of the library out there anyway. And it will invalidate links given in archived email answers to user questions.
This sounds like a good idea to me.
If we are unhappy with the current situation, I suggest we could change the statement "We encourage developers to migrate these projects to the project-centric organizational structure." from <http://www.boost.org/community/sandbox.html> to something more mandatory.
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk