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Subject: Re: [boost] Removing old config macro and increasing compiler requirements.
From: Rob Stewart (robertstewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-08-04 06:47:38

On Aug 4, 2013, at 5:51 AM, Stephen Kelly <steveire_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On 08/04/2013 10:57 AM, Daniel James wrote:
>> On Sun, 4 Aug 2013, at 10:22 AM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
>>> What do you think about increasing the compiler requirement much more,
>>> as I wrote in another mail?
>> I'd say no, unless you've got a very good reason. Compiler support should be an individual library maintainers decision.
> Thanks for bringing that up. I was hoping someone would :). I've been reading the boost mailing list for a while and I've seen similar sentiments that each maintainer can make somewhat autonomous decisions on things like this.

We generally favor library-specific decisions when reasonable.

> That obviously does not help with forward momentum
> in efforts like this, and I expect the boost community has a solution to that problem.

When it becomes necessary to make a decision that affects multiple libraries, we try to gain consensus on this list. If there is a person or group with authority over the aspect under discussion, like the Release Managers or Review Wizards, they would decide.

> Is the solution the steering committee?

The Steering Committee would only get involved when a decision is required and the foregoing options fail to render an acceptable decision.


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