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Subject: [boost] Review manager volunteer
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-17 16:24:32

I am willing to be a review manager to help expedite the review of
libraries in the review schedule which do not have a review manager
assigned to it. Looking at the review process web page it says that the
review wizards, whom the page says are currently John Phillips and
Ronald Garcia, maintain a list of review manager volunteers. I do not
know if that means I should be e-mailing directly the review wizards, so
I decided to post this here first instead.

I have been a programmer for 33 years, am very good with C++, and have a
pretty good understanding of the basic Boost libraries ( MPL, Type
Traits, PP, Function Types etc. ) with which other programmers may be
working in order to produce a library for Boost. I have also put two
libraries in the sandbox and am working on a third which I will
eventually upload, so I have gained some experience in producing a
potential library for Boost. Whether that qualifies me for being a
review manager others can decide. My heart will not be broken if it does
not, but if I am accepted as a potential review manager I know I can do
a good job.

Looking at the documentation of the libraries currently in the queue
which do not have a review manager as yet, I believe I am familiar
enough with the ideas of some of the libraries to be a review manager
for any of these:


My own point of view, unlike what others have generally expressed, is
that the review wizards should assign reviews to potential review
managers, after e-mailing them to see if they would be available for a
particular library, rather than the library implementer directly asking
someone to review their library. I feel that way because I think there
may be too much influence on the review manager to accept a reviewed
library when the library implementer and the review manager are joined
by the direct asking process. But perhaps I am wrong, especially as many
libraries have no review manager and the review wizards do not seem to
be assigning review managers to those libraries from some volunteer list
which they have.

I believe it is important to break the logjam which is the current
review schedule without keeping library implementers waiting for a
longer and longer period of time to get their libraries reviewed, much
less added to a Boost distribution in the future if it is accepted. The
lack of review managers seems to be one of the major reason for this
jamup and I would like to alleviate it in my own way, especially as I
would like to eventually get my own libraries reviewed in the near
future when I request it.

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