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Subject: Re: [boost] ASIO does not fully support Windows Runtime (WinRT), and a suggestion for providing support
From: Rob Stewart (rob.stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-16 08:53:10

On January 15, 2015 5:37:15 PM EST, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 1/15/2015 4:25 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> > On 15 Jan 2015 at 12:42, Edward Diener wrote:
> >
> >> 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.
> >
> > I apologise if I have offended anyone on the list, including you
> > Edward.

Thanks for apologizing.

> > However, there is an etiquette when dealing with deficiencies in
> open
> > source libraries. You first raise the issue with the library's
> > maintainers before going onto public lists - and before I replied to
> > the OP, I checked the github ASIO issue tracker and the Boost issue
> > tracker and found no mention of the deficiencies.
> I do not know of anything within Boost which says that library
> maintainers are supposed to be contacted directly before one posts
> issues on the mailing lists. In fact I have always assumed that the
> mailing lists were the correct way to first bring up an issue and only
> if there was no response from anybody connected with the library in
> question does one then attempt to go further.

Indeed, Boost does not work that way. One may communicate with a library maintainer any way one wishes and that includes using this list.


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