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Subject: Re: [boost] Is Boost dead? [Re: Anyone is interested in being review manager of ‘Application’?]
From: JOAQUIN M. LOPEZ MUÑOZ (joaquin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-08 16:17:48

Em 08/05/2014, às 22:07, "Niall Douglas" <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> escreveu:

> On 8 May 2014 at 19:16, JOAQUIN M. LOPEZ MUÑOZ wrote:
>>> For example, boost-users has a posting rate nearly a third
>>> that of before 2011.
>> Regarding this, my personal (weakly substantiated) perception is that
>> people are migrating to sexier forums such as stackoverflow to get the
>> same help. For instance, 5-6 years back I could get about 1 question a
>> week about Boost.MultiIndex on the users list. Now it's like 1 question
>> every 3 months here, but 1-2 a week in stackoverflow instead. Blame the
>> crude interface a mailing list provides, registration entry barriers
>> etc.
> A very solid point. I'll include that in my talk actually.

Have you measured the level of Boost *usage* (even if via some proxy like lib downloads, unreliable as this is)? It could be the case that usage remains strong and it is only contribution that has dropped.

Joaquín M López Muñoz


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