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Subject: Re: [boost] RFC: Separating Boost.Python from Boost
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-29 18:08:26

On 29/05/15 06:03 PM, Rob Stewart wrote:
> On May 29, 2015 5:25:14 PM EDT, Stefan Seefeld <stefan_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 29/05/15 03:35 PM, Nevin Liber wrote:
>>> I am strongly against breaking up the Boost release.
>> Just for context: We recently had a discussion (with Niall) where the
>> idea of a "Boost distribution" came up. In such a scenario, Boost
>> libraries could still follow their individual release schedule, but
>> would be made available through a single distribution channel (which
>> could also assume some validation tasks to test inter-version
>> compatibility. I think this would be an interesting model to consider,
>> as it adds the best of both worlds: independence an autonomy of
>> projects, and convenience for end users.
> That single distribution channel is the monolithic Boost release. There are no plans to replace that anytime soon.

For whom are you speaking here when you say "there are no plans" ?
>>> I also think such a fundamental change has to go through the
>>> Steering Committee.
>> Well, I beg to differ. It's the projects' maintainers / developers who
>> have to do the actual work, so ultimately it's their decision where to
>> put their effort.
> If your changes have the effect of removing Boost.Python from Boost releases, then they have broader implications than the convenience or wishes of the maintainers.

Sure, I didn't say they don't have implications for anyone. (I wouldn't
have started the discussion if they hadn't.)
However, only the people doing the actual work can chose where they put
their effort. So you shouldn't discount them when talking about
decisions to be made (or not).


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