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Subject: Re: [boost] Attn: New Boost library policy text ready for approval
From: Ronald Garcia (rxg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-20 00:01:21

Hi all,

I’ve been following the conversation on the Review Schedule, and it seems to be converging on a nice solution.
I had been thinking that it would be a good idea to purge the schedule and start anew. Note that there are some libraries
have listed managers but have not been scheduled for review long after a manager volunteered, so it’s worth
also double-checking libraries that have managers (minus those where a manager has volunteered this calendar year).

I am not fond of listing Reddit in the same class of “determine interest” as boost-dev and the incubator. That may be a useful
place to get feedback, but is outside the boost community, and there are likely other venues to consider aside from reddit if we’re going to
cast a wider net.

The text on the current page candidate is stricter in tone than
the original wording in the suggestion to the steering committee:

"So before investing hundreds of hours of your time, use the Boost developers mailing list <>, the Boost Library Incubator <> and Reddit/r/cpp <> as forums to gauge …”


"To find someone to endorse a new library for review, the library
author ought to ideally canvas for a library's motivation before they
ever begin writing or designing it, but failing that they need to
approach boost-dev and publicise their library seeking people to
publicly endorse it for review. Other forums work too e.g. reddit/r/cpp,
the Incubator or anywhere else.”

I like the general tone of the latter better. It should also be made clear that a library should be ready for review when it goes on the schedule, even if more updates are planned. If a library needs a couple of more months to be ready for review than it should not go on the schedule for a couple of more months.

It is hard for me to compare the proposed page update to the current without seeing a diff, so I will look forward to seeing the pull request.

All-in-all these are good ideas. Resetting the schedule is a good one-time thing to do, and requiring an endorsement before being added to the review schedule is consistent with Boost practices.


> On Mar 19, 2017, at 4:23 PM, Niall Douglas via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 19/03/2017 18:04, Glen Fernandes via Boost wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Niall Douglas wrote:
>>> The proposed reformed policy page for submitting a library for review to
>>> Boost can be found at
>> Why would the Boost review process page mandate "Reddit/r/cpp" as one
>> of the places to solicit feedback about the new library submission?
> It only refers to the "Determine Interest" section.
> I've found Reddit very, very useful in helping refine the popularity of
> a new library before I begin. pcpp for example took in a lot of feedback
> from there before I began.
> I also have them amazing in knocking documentation into new orbits of
> usefulness. The Outcome tutorial is mostly thanks to Reddit.
> Note Reddit is only suitable for those two steps alone. The reset of the
> submission process is boost-dev and Incubator only. I've tried to
> clarify the wording, try
> again.
> And Peter, note the seconders needed is one person now.
> Niall
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