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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Incubator Status Report
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-06 04:15:01

On 11/05/2014 08:42 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> Finally - By next monday, I'll have in place a new facility. This is support
> on the library page whereby companies which have interest in a particular
> library will be able to contact the library author in order to offer
> financial sponsorship for his efforts. Companies which do this will be
> able to ask for special features and/or extensions, custom versions, extra
> support or anything they want. Authors will have the option of placing
> sponsors logos and links on their library pages. This will offer developers
> of open source the first opportunity in history to be compensated as the
> rock stars we are.


it seems doubtful that an additional place where you can find a maintainer of a library
will change much, if anything.

Personally, I would say incubator would need considerable work before it can become useful for library reviews.
Say, if I can made per-line comments on proposed library code, like gerrit does, it would be rather useful.
If I can create design issues right away, so that they can be listed later and reviewed, it would be rather useful.
It does not appear to me that wordpess post with comments is better than a thread in a mail client. At least mail
client allows to collapse a subthread, or delete it.

In fact, maybe the best way to run a formal review (or informal review, whatever) is to post a link to github
repository, where comments on the code can be made already, and issues created? Such a repository can be
even a clone owned by review manager.

- Volodya

Vladimir Prus
CodeSourcery / Mentor Embedded

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