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Subject: Re: [boost] [test] boost.test owner unresponsive to persistent problems for multiple years
From: Richard (legalize+jeeves_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-09 20:06:15

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Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> spake the secret code
<m8nv98$7nj$1_at_[hidden]> thusly:

>On 1/8/2015 2:19 PM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
>> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>>> Things that effect *everyone* require consultation and some degree of
>>> consensus.
>> The maintainer is always the decider. Consensus, even loose consensus,
>> doesn't affect Boost at all afaik. I realize you don't see it that way.
>I approve the fact that a primary maintainer is the decider. Someone has
>to be in charge, and surely that someone who did all the work of
>creating the library in the first place is the best candidate. If you
>disagree enough with the primary maintainer and feel your
>ideas/implementation are not being regarded and are better you can
>always create another library that reflects your own ideas and notify
>people on this mailing list about your own library.

In this case, that's already been done. It's called google test (gtest).

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