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Subject: Re: [boost] logging
From: Gordon Woodhull (gordon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-07-15 15:46:17

On Jul 15, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Jeff Graham wrote:
>>> So after 16 months and 2 releases, what is the plan?
>> So, do you have another logging library to propose to Boost?
> That is a joke I am certain. And since better people than me have
> written and stopped working on a boost logging library due to the simple
> fact that one has ALREADY BEEN ACCEPTED instead, I can laugh at the
> joke.

A joke, but the point being, if you aren't putting in the effort yourself, what right do you really have to complain about other volunteers' efforts?

> That is
> reasonable, though as others have articulated I too would question the
> wisdom of holding up a very useful library for TWO YEARS because you
> know that you will need to refactor some of it in the future. This is
> the larger question.

Two other choices:
- accept an inferior implementation permanently
- break the API after a year or so

> I think waiting 16 months is a boat load of patience whether it is in
> doggie or computer years.


> And of course with this model of contribution there should be little
> expectation even after a contributor has submitted a library and it has
> been approved and others have stopped working on similar libraries
> because of that fact?

There is nothing stopping someone else from submitting their own library if it really seems this one has died. Or even if it hasn't. (Sounds like a lot of people would prefer a more lightweight solution.)

I hope that Andrey speaks up and lets us know how his library is coming along.

There isn't any way to make him work on it. And I don't think deadlines make sense in a volunteer organization. So all we can do is enthusiastically plead with him to get it released and then keep it maintained, or to find other volunteers who can help.


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