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Subject: Re: [boost] Respecting a projects toolchain decisions
From: Nelson, Erik - 2 (erik.l.nelson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-27 10:39:25

Dean Michael Berris wrote on Monday, December 27, 2010

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Would you please specify a concrete example where innovation in a
>> library that you personally is contributing to is slowed down by
>> centralized version control?

>Boost.Pool is one, and the other was Boost.Iterators.
>With Boost.Pool, there's no maintainer around (that I know)
>who's checking patches submitted to it and making sure
>the changes make it into the releases.
>With Boost.Iterators, it took a while to get a patch for an
>additional iterator implementation to get into trunk -- and
>I'm not even sure if my patch has made it into the release yet.

It's not clear to me that these problems have anything to do with
Subversion... regardless of which vcs is used, *someone* is going to be
the designated maintainer/owner of the library, and if you can't get
them to include your patches, your patches won't be in the Boost
release, right?

In that case you'd need to do the same thing you would do under the
current system... get yourself named maintainer/owner and then do it

Am I missing something there?

It seems to me that there's no shortage of innovation going on in
Boost... I've seen many fine libraries released over the years. My
observation is that there's some shortage of people who want to do the
laborious work... review manager, release manager, BoostCon organizer,
etc. My hat's off to the folks that do the heavy lifting there, and it
seems reasonable that they should have a larger voice on how that
process works.


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