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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Community maintained libraries
From: Daniel James (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 19:06:01

On 5 December 2013 22:47, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Daniel James <daniel_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> On 5 December 2013 22:09, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> If that's the case, I don't think people realise that's a recognised
>>> route to contribute. When it happens it always seems like an emergency
>>> measure.
>> Do you notice when it goes well?
> That depends what you mean. It happens rarely so it's not clear if it's
> going well or not.

The point is the when things go well you don't notice. Since you
mentioned Stephen Kelly as an example of when things go wrong; I
checked in some of his changes, dealt with the release notes, replied
to people who were worried about them etc. You noticed what went
wrong, but you didn't notice what went well.

Btw. the reason I'm a release manager is because I was already making
changes to other people's libraries, not the other way round. I do it
less nowadays because I'm busy with the other boost things I do.

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