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Subject: Re: [boost] Process discussions
From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-31 08:04:37

On 1/31/2011 7:31 PM, Dean Michael Berris wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Joel de Guzman

> Question though is do you think you and a lot more others who want to
> contribute can be more effective with a different tool?

What's the point of comparison when you say "more" effective?
How do you measure effectivity in the first place? As far as
I know, Boost produces top notch libraries that are more effective
than even a thousand GIT hosted open source libraries out there.
As an analogy, an instant camera in the hands of a pro will produce
superb results, while a top of the line DSLR camera in the hands
of an amateur will never reach the same level of quality.

> I can
> understand that sometimes there's no point in asking the question when
> you don't see a problem. But for me personally who would want to be
> able to be as contributory to the project as you guys, I do think
> there's a problem -- especially with scaling the effort.
> If everyone else was in agreement that Boost is fine as it is now and
> that there wasn't a want to grow the contributor base and the
> community around the project, then I guess it is pointless because the
> top contributors are happy the way it is.
> Although of course, us contributor wannabe's who want to be able to
> reach the same level as you guys would really want to be able to do it
> without causing too much trouble for either you guys or ourselves --
> hence the question on the current process.
> So if you guys think the tools and process are fine as they are now in
> allowing the project to scale to accommodate more contributors, then I
> just have to disagree from a wannabe perspective from now on... until
> maybe the next discussion on the matter comes up again. :P

There are problems with the process. I'm sure there's no argument
there. I think, and this is my just my humble opinion of course,
that the discussions are focusing too much on the tools as like
a silver bullet that will somehow solve all the process problems
that we are having.


Joel de Guzman

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