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Subject: Re: [boost] Review Process [was: [SQL-Connectivity] Is Boost interested in CppDB (license changed to BSL)?]
From: Joachim Faulhaber (afojgo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-19 15:43:15

2011/1/19 Vicente Botet <vicente.botet_at_[hidden]>:
> Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
>> 2011/1/19 Robert Kawulak <robert.kawulak_at_[hidden]>:
>>>> From: Joachim Faulhaber
>>>> 2011/1/18 Gordon Woodhull <gordon_at_[hidden]>:
>>>> > Right now it's suggested but not required that authors participate in
>>>> reviews before submitting
>>>> libraries. If this were required, and esp if authors had worked as
>>>> review manager assistants, this
>>>> would help make sure that they understand the review process before
>>>> submitting (as well as helping to
>>>> unlock the review queue).
>>>> +1,
>>>> and thanks for helping to unlock the review process of Robert
>>>> Kawulak's Constrained Value library as *the first* Review Manager
>>>> Assistant of Boost :)
>>> Indeed, Gordon couldn't constitute a better precedent for this idea
>>> putting a lot of valuable work into this.
>> Because most of this process was communicated off-list, here is some
>> information of what happened:
>> Although Robert had a review manager and a successful review with a
>> majority of yes votes, the project was trapped, because the review
>> manager did not find time to summarize the discussion, sort out the
>> conditionals and declare the final results.
> Hi,
> we will need another RMA for the review of Boost.Move as OvermindDL1 doesn't
> answer to the specific requests in this ML and personal email.
> If someone would take the time to make the summary of the review ...

The idea of a Review Manager Assistant role is not to be a rescuer for
libraries whose review managers are missing in action in the first

The proposal intends to accelerate the review process and to make the
life easier both for submitters and for review managers and let people
do the detail work who are willing and motivated anyway (the
submitters of tomorrow).

As for Boost.Move, fortunately Michael Caisse already stepped in as rescuer:

2010/12/23 Michael Caisse <boost_at_[hidden]>:
> I have chatted with OvermindDL1 on IRC and will be taking
> over compiling the results of the review. My intent is to
> complete the report by mid-January.
> Best Regards -
> michael

Thank you Michael. It is good to know that there are people that are
able to respond, when others vanish.


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