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Subject: [boost] C++ committee meeting report
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-06-24 10:47:42

The C++ committee met last week in Rapperswil, Switzerland. Actions that
might be of interest to Boosters include:

* Shipped the File System TS for ISO DTS (i.e. final) ballot. Since it
would be very unusual for at DTS ballot to fail, the File System TS is
essentially done. The committee is now actively looking for File System TS
2 proposals. My work now shifts to bringing the Boost implementation into

* Shipped the Library Fundamentals TS for ISO PDTS (i.e. preliminary)
ballot. This TS includes Boost.Any and Boost.Optional.

* Voted to start work Library Fundamentals TS 2. The plan is to issue a
continuing stream of Library Fundamentals TSes, with work starting on the
next TS as soon as content for the current TS freezes. Hopefully Boost
developers will submit proposals for this TS too. It will be a good home
for small libraries that don't need a whole TS of their own.

* Shipped the C++ Extensions for Parallelism TS for ISO PDTS (i.e.
preliminary) ballot.

* The Library Evolution Working Group (LEWG) voted to base the Networking
TS on Boost.ASIO. That was a major surprise, as a Networking Study Group
had been trying to build up a Networking TS from many small proposals. But
in LEWG polls, support for ASIO was overwhelming, with no one at all voting
against. This was a major vote of confidence for Boost.ASIO and Chris
Kohlhoff. And several ASIO supporters were not even in the room at the time
because Filesystem issues were being worked on elsewhere.

The next C++ committee meeting is November 3rd to 8th in Urbana-Champaign,
IL, USA. As always, Boosters welcome.


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