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Subject: Re: [boost] [partly OT] Re: [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-16 18:42:33

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Peter Dimov via Boost
> Sent: 16 March 2017 17:28
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Peter Dimov
> Subject: Re: [boost] [partly OT] Re: [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
> Paul A. Bristow wrote:
> > > From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Vinnie
> > > Falco via Boost
> > > Here's an alternative, lock Trac so no new issues can be created, inform
> > > users they should open new issues using GitHub, then fix all the open
> > > issues remaining on Trac so there's nothing to port :)
> >
> > That might be a bit nuclear - what about all the outstanding issues and
> > discussions in the process of being fixed?
> Vinnie's suggestion is to disable new issue creation; outstanding issues
> will remain unaffected. It was I who proposed putting it all on read-only.
> :-)
> > PS How should we reference GitHub discussions in 'history' documentation
> > so that I (and the search engines) can find them? The equivalent of, for
> > example,
> Not sure about search engines.

Ah well that's a big issue - I've found it very useful to find links to questions that I've asked and had answered a couple of years
previously several times ;-) Eyes passim as they say in Private Eye :-(

> For references, don't links to Github work fine? F.ex.

Well, I could not find this particular one but it is newish and hard to find unique search terms,
but others came up, so I think the bots are indexing OK.

Are others confident from experience that searching does work?

I doubt if moving tickets will be worth the effort (since it is in such short supply ;-).

I'd prefer the cheapest most organic method of just saying on the Boost site that the way to report issues is now to use github.


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