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Subject: Re: [boost] [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: Brian Smith (bjs3141_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-16 23:03:37

On 3/16/17, Edward Diener via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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.


The Array proposal can be removed from the schedule.

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