Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Incubator Status Report
From: Gordon Woodhull (gordon_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-11-06 13:40:31
> On Nov 5, 2014, at 4:32 PM, Niall Douglas <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 4. Begin work on drafting new rules for submitting a new Boost
> library to default to the Incubator, the old method of going via the
> wizards is removed.
We did update the formal review process and related pages to invite people to use the Incubator to garner feedback before their library is ready for a formal review. [*]
I don't think Robert ever intended the Incubator to replace the formal review or the role of the Wizards.
Instead, IMO it is better thought of as a replacement for the unscheduled part of the review schedule (aka the Queue), and a better way to verify the basic requirements for submitting a library. And reviews can be submitted and responded to before the formal review, without getting buried in the mailing list.
* as well as updating those pages to reflect current practice. See https://github.com/boostorg/website/pull/37 & 38