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Subject: Re: [boost] Permission to proceed?
From: Stephen Kelly (steveire_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-13 04:28:31

On 10/12/2013 05:11 PM, Daniel James wrote:
> On 12 October 2013 14:19, Stephen Kelly <steveire_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 10/11/2013 11:49 PM, Rene Rivera wrote:
>>> In this case we wanted to hold off on trunk commits that had a high
>>> probability of breaking many things while we worked on the beta. As people
>>> needed to get test cycled as quickly as possible.
>> You mean 'high risk', not 'high possibility'. No breakage from those
>> patches yet :).
> Sadly, that doesn't mean much. The test results haven't updated since
> Thursday and a lot of libraries aren't checked regularly. For one
> example, iostreams is mostly unmaintained, although I occasionally
> review patches. I had a quick look at the changes, and noticed this in
> 'boost/iostreams/chain.hpp':

That's part of a private/template friend workaround. Elsewhere in boost
that workaround is applied for MSVC 7.1, so I concluded the < 1310 was
a mistake, and it should have been a <= 1310 before.

That's unrelated to the new patches though. That patch is from September.

> Which looks wrong to me. That was on the second screen of the changes,
> and there are a lot more screens after that. The rest of it might be
> fine, but it's unlikely that they'll get checked soon.
> Also, I asked you not to make these changes until after the release
> was made here:
> Which you seemed to agree to.

Sorry. I didn't see any connection between the release (on the release
branch), and trunk. I asked about that, but didn't get useful
information back, so I asked again for permission to proceed.

I'll stop committing until a few days after the final release.

> We should wait for a little while after
> the release to give people a chance to respond to the release notes.

> You also should notify library maintainers before making non-trivial
> changes to their libraries.

I'm doing that by writing to this list, right?



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