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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Community maintained libraries
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 17:42:43


On 12/05/2013 02:09 PM, Alexander Lamaison wrote:
> Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> For major changes, there will be problems, so if
>> the maintainer is missing, then whoever is doing
>> the work needs to be willing to step up as the new
>> maintainer.
> Why? It rules out all but the most dedicated contributors making
> significant improvements.

Without this kind of dedication, any major
changes will likely cause more problems
than they solve.

> Sure, the code needs maintaining, but why
> this insistence that that only one person at a time can do that?

I think there's a misunderstanding somewhere.
I don't have any problem with multiple people
maintaining a library. Several libraries do,
in fact, have more than one maintainer.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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