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Subject: Re: [boost] 1.56 release schedule?
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-15 13:10:32

>> according to the website, the 1.56 beta was scheduled on dec 31st and
>> the release date is feb 3rd ...
>> maybe the release managers could update the release schedule? shifting
>> the dates by a month could be realistic, or what do other people think?
> I think more than a month: regression tests still aren't fully running
> which means some of us have been holding off on merging changes to
> release until they are. Even once the tests are cycling again,
> developers will likely need some time to correct any issues that arise
> before they can release anything, so the chances of an early release
> actually containing any changes compared to 1.55 look pretty slim? So
> I'd suggest the beta starts at least a month after the tests start
> cycling again.

boost-1.55 does not really support msvc-2013. patches are trivial. imho,
this could have justified a 1.55.1 release, but unfortunately boost does
not have a notion of bugfix releases.

one could argue that compiler vendors should test boost before releasing
their compilers, but that would make life way too easy ...

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