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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] Submodule's readme and logo
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-13 08:32:21

On Fri, Dec 13, 2013 at 6:23 AM, Adam Wulkiewicz

> Hi,
> In Boost.Geometry we recently added a readme file (currently only in
> develop branch and some
> basic wiki.
> From one of the discussions (by Mateusz Loskot):
> What I'd suggest is to create README.{md|markdown} file in root
> directory of geometry repo:
> have big heading on top
> [LOGO] Boost.Geometry
> The readme could also explain briefly what's around,
> what is include folder, what is example, test folder.
> and link to the main documentation and wiki pages.
> GitHub has somewhat 'trained' people there always is a README file
> (see
> development.html)
> so many users expect to use it as a first contact with a project.
> I believe having those files in all submodules would have a positive
> impact on the GitHub community and the users. Furthermore the style of
> those files could be more or less unified. Therefore I've prepared
> semi-consistent set of logos for some of the libraries:
> I decided to achieve the
> consistency by using the Boost logo as a base.
> Let me know what do you think about it. And don't hesitate to write about
> your ideas or propose changes.
> \


I'd suggest we (1) encourage library maintainers to provide a README, (2)
suggest the Boost.Geometry README as the model, and then after some time
passes (3) ask for volunteers to create README files for any libraries that
don't have them. That's the sort of thing a Community Maintenance Team
could manage, IMO.


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