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Subject: Re: [boost] [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-16 22:29:35

On 3/16/2017 5:53 PM, Michael Caisse via Boost wrote:
> On 3/16/17 11:24, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
>> On 3/16/2017 10:49 AM, Michael Caisse via Boost wrote:
> <snip other stuff>
>>> * Not having a review manager might be an indicator of not enough
>>> interest in a library. It is the job of the author to ensure there
>>> is enough interest by the community. Perhaps the author hasn't done
>>> enough promotion. Maybe more solicitation on the ML is required or
>>> perhaps people just don't find the solution interesting. One person
>>> saying, "that sounds like a neat library!" shouldn't constitute
>>> interest.
>> I dislike the idea that if someone creates a worthy library as a
>> possible addition to Boost, and gets enough initial discussion so that
>> an addition to Boost's review queue of that library is made, that person
>> must continually promote that library so that there is enough interest
>> in Boost so that someone, anyone, is willing to be the review manager
>> for that library. Why should this always be necessary in the face of the
>> fact that very few of the people who contribute to Boost, via
>> discussions on this mailing list and work on various libraries or work
>> on other areas of the Boost infrastructure, are willing to be review
>> managers ? Certainly this situation is not the library submitter's
>> fault. BTW this situation, vis a vis being a review manager, is not in
>> any way a criticism of all those people who contribute to Boost and
>> neither have the time or inclination or interest to server as a review
>> manager for a library in the review queue.
> It is up to the library submitter to garner interest in their library.
> Do you think that all of the libraries in the queue have shown that
> there is ample community interest?

I do not know the history of the libraries in the review queue. But I
would imagine that each one garnered some interest before a request was
made to add the library to the review queue. But interest and having
someone willing to be a review manager are different things.

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