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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.49.0] New libraries?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-12-02 06:10:28

On 12/2/2011 1:19 AM, Eric Niebler wrote:
> On 12/1/2011 2:55 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 11/30/2011 11:10 PM, Eric Niebler wrote:
>>> On 11/30/2011 5:20 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
>>>> On 11/30/2011 11:29 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>>>>> What new libraries are ready for 1.49.0?
>>>>> What is that state of any new libraries that want to go in 1.49.0? Are
>>>>> they in trunk and do the developers think they are ready to be merged
>>>>> into release?
>>>>> The release managers would like to have a four week beta period of
>>>>> 1.49.0. That means we have to get going on new libraries right way if
>>>>> we are going meet our early February release schedule.
>>>> I would like to get the TTI library in Boost 1.49 but I am working
>>>> regularly on a job now and still have much to do on TTI. Nevertheless I
>>>> anticipate some free time over the Christmas holidays/New Years day
>>>> period when I will have time off to possibly finish up.
>>>> Can you give an idea of the cutoff date when a library needs to be in
>>>> acceptable form on the trunk in order to make it into Boost 1.49 ?
>>> We're asking so that we can form an idea of when we should set the
>>> cutoff. But I can tell you that late December will undoubtedly be too
>>> late. :-(
>> OK, then I will try to get TTI will into 1.50. I just do not have the
>> time to finish it before the holidays for 1.49.
>> But I do think that Boost needs to specify, for each release date, the
>> cutoff date for libraries to make it into that release. If that can not
>> be done then it is difficult for the developer of a new library to know
>> if he can finish work in time for a given release. Is it not possible to
>> publish somewhere, a priori, when each release is expected to come out
>> as well as the cutoff date for new libraries to be ready for that release ?
> It is usually published on the Boost calendar (see

That is really a poor way for anybody to determine when Boost release
dates and cutoff dates occur. Even moving through the calendar by month
tells me nothing about this.

> There had been some recent
> discussion on the list about extending the beta period for releases, so
> the 1.49 schedule is still flux while we try to accommodate that
> feedback. Once we know for certain, it'll go on the calendar and there
> will be an announcement here.

How about some page where the release dates and cutoff dates are
mentioned for the next for the next release at the very least ?

> Thanks,

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