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Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost-commit] svn:boost r68201
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-17 04:55:23

On 1/17/2011 12:44 PM, Bryce Lelbach wrote:
> On Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:52:02 -0500 (EST)
> steven_at_[hidden] wrote:
>> Author: steven_watanabe
>> Date: 2011-01-16 23:51:54 EST (Sun, 16 Jan 2011)
>> New Revision: 68201
>> URL:
>> Log:
>> Revert addition of BOOST_NIX, etc and everything tied to it. ([66696],
>> [66783], [66804], [66833], and [66834]) Removed:


> I am sincerely sorry to have stepped on toes here at Boost, especially yours,
> as you seem to be hellbent in purging Boost of my contributions, instead of
> helping to improve upon them.

Careful ...

> You told me last night in an email that
> you went back and reviewed every commit that I have ever made to Boost. I would
> appreciate it if you would let me know how much of my work you have in your
> crosshairs.

Careful ...

> Anyone here who knows me is aware that I am young and inexperienced at working
> on a large-scale open source project. I have been a little
> over-enthusastic and unintentionally inconsiderate, but I have done my best to
> fit in here and make contributions to Boost. I do not think that reverting my
> commits without consulting me first encourages the SVN policies
> that you and others assert that I have blatantly violated.

Bryce, I know you're upset at having your contributions rolled back. But
I suggest you choose your words with a little more care. You're tone
with Steven is unwarranted. We're all trying to make Boost better. I
guarantee that Steven doesn't have some personal vendetta. You made some
check-ins without going through the usual channels, and a few turned out
to have problems. On a big project like Boost, the safest course is to
roll them back and try again later. Nothing out of the ordinary.

We (the moderators) are trying to enforce policy. If we didn't there'd
be chaos. I'm sure you can understand.

If you have something to contribute, make your case on the list and put
together a patch. I promise you that valuable and correct contributions
won't be rejected.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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