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Subject: Re: [boost] [peer review queue tardiness] Cleaning out the Boost review queue
From: John Phillips (johnphillipsithaca_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-04-01 23:37:36

On 03/30/2015 11:12 AM, Niall Douglas wrote:
> I've been reviewing the Boost Formal Review queue as part of
> preparing my C++ Now presentation and I observe the following things:
> Observation 1. The following review submissions have not been updated
> by their authors in over two years and therefore count as
> unmaintained. Abandoned libraries before peer review are even more
> undesirable than abandoned official Boost libraries, I therefore
> suggest they be removed from the review queue until their authors
> bring them up to date:
> * Join (last update 2009)
> * Block pointer (last update: well, it's still in the SVN sandbox)
> * Singularity (last update 2011)
> * Extended Complex Numbers (last update 2012)
> * Array (last update 2012)
> * Countertree (last update 2012, I see a github import in 2013 but no
> new commits)
> * Process (last update 2012).
> ...
> Niall

   As a friendly reminder, one thing that leads to libraries stagnating
on the queue is that no one volunteers to be the Review Manager for
them. So, if you have some experience with Boost, and you are interested
in one or more of the libraries on the queue, please contact the author,
and Ron and me, and volunteer.

   The authors pour substantial sweat and cogitation into these
libraries, and will be overjoyed by your effort to help them move forward.


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