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Subject: Re: [boost] [OT] Open Source Forking and Boost (was Re: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB?)
From: Jim Bell (Jim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-17 10:23:45

On 1:59 PM, John Maddock wrote:
>> Interesting. So if I wanted to get SVN access and start working on
>> things in a private branch [...]
> It depends - if the library has an active maintainer, then yes, you
> just ask the maintainer or file a ticket [...]
> I accept that there may be an issue with there not being enough folks
> for the above to work all that well though. The basic problem is that
> to maintain quality we've generally required all library maintainers
> to already have one accepted Boost library, so I guess the question
> we're struggling with is how to broaden the field without risking
> screwing things up too badly :-0

The crux of Boost.Guild's debate. And so many topics touch on this.

So how would you measure, or design a test, to determine how badly
things would get screwed up under various scenarios?

> Thinking out loud here... one option might be for someone to say "I'm
> going to try and give library X a decent update" and solicit the
> mailing list for bug/feature requests, then carry out the work in the
> sandbox and ask for a mini-review - at which point you're sort of
> lumbered with being the new maintainer ;-)

If someone is that motivated. But could something useful happen if ten
people, each 1/10th as motivated, were to apply themselves?

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