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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc]
From: Andrew Sutton (asutton.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-24 18:28:26

> I think one area where we are failing is to get them really finished - and reviewed.  This is partly
> because it is difficult (nay impossible) to stop people biting off more than they can chew in the
> really very limited time available.  It might be better to use GSoC to finished existing projects,
> especially those that have been reviewed and accepted but need final polishing, testing and
> documenting?

These make reliable projects, but I think it's the opposite of what we
should be doing. We should encourage new development, let students be
ambitious, and we should encourage them to write in C++11. Our goal
should be to recruit and retrain (emphasis on retain) new library
authors and contributors. I don't think we do that by featuring work
on existing projects.

Besides, the C++ committee has a mandate for more libraries. We should
embrace that and extend the opportunity for students to participate in
a non-trivial way.

> We also failed to get thinking seriously about projects soon enough.  We need to start planning
> *now* for next year.


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