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Subject: Re: [boost] Anyone is interested in being review manager of ‘Application’?
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-08 11:56:48

On 8 May 2014 at 8:48, Renato Forti wrote:

> >> I think also you might consider acting a review manager for another library
> before asking anyone to act as review manager for yours.
> I am a not very active user! But I would like to help community. We have a
> lot of good libs on schedule for long time that I would like to see in
> boost. What is needed to become a Review Manager?

About 40 hours of time. A good 25-30 hours will go on working with
the library author to fix up problems you find before review begins.
Another 10-15 hours might go on administrating the review, and
writing up the report on people's consensus afterwards.

If the review fails, and it usually does the first time, you'll need
to repeat that again for a second review. Usually less hours of work
though, maybe another 20 hours.

The whole process takes weeks of effort, months if a second round is
needed. This is why there are so few willing review managers.

> Other suggestion, I think that proposed libs should be in a place like more
> prominently on the `boost´ site (as a direct link)! Something like:
> libraries proposals awaiting review.

I think Boost needs forking into a C++ 14 only edition and a C++ 03
compatible edition, with the C++ 14 only edition exclusively based on
the C++ 14 STL where possible (and not Boost). I also think we need a
three stage peer review process instead of the present single stage.
I also think we need much tougher requirements for entry into Boost.

But we all have our opinions. It's up to the steering committee to
decide. For sure, Boost has been slowly dying since 2011 now. I'll be
talking on that exact subject at C++ Now on Saturday week, which I
assume will be as popular as a funeral.


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