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Subject: Re: [boost] ASIO does not fully support Windows Runtime (WinRT), and a suggestion for providing support
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-15 12:42:50

On 1/15/2015 7:58 AM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> On 15 Jan 2015 at 10:32, Moshe Rubin wrote:
>> I would therefore like to briefly summarize what my company's needs are,
>> what problems I've encountered, and a suggested solution for having ASIO
>> support WinRT.
>> [snip]
>> We therefore propose creating a new socket service class for WinRT (we
>> will refer to this new service class as winrt_winsock_socket_service) .
>> This new service will be similar to reactive_socket_service: the
>> stream_socket_service.hpp include file shows the following:
> Instead of publically telling everyone what you think Chris hasn't
> done and what he should do, you might consider approaching him with a
> view to contracting him at his hourly rate to improve WinRT support
> in ASIO, or even just asking him how you can best help him to make
> this happen.

You are badly misinterpreting the OP. Why I do not know ? The OP was
just bringing up a matter that concerned them. It did not in any way
malign Chris or anyone connected with ASIO.

> Instead of writing to this list, I'd also start with logging an issue
> at, and instead of the
> commanding and impatient tone

Where are you getting this nonsense from ?

> you might try indicating you are
> willing to pay Chris for the improvements according to how Chris
> thinks they should be implemented. If you're lucky, Chris may create
> time for your improvements sooner rather than later. He may even do
> it for free.
> You can of course also do the work yourself and send him a pull
> request on github, but I've noticed he usually won't merge any large
> new pull requests he hasn't solicited. I assume they conflict with
> his other feature work branches, or don't have the quality Chris is
> looking for.

I highly object to the tone of your response. Bringing up a matter on
this mailing list related to a Boost library is not a command for anyone
to do anything. By responding the way you have done you are discouraging
people with issues from using Boost mailing lists to start a discussion
about a particular library.

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