Subject: Re: [boost] [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-24 22:18:06
On 3/15/17 1:22 AM, Andrzej Krzemienski via Boost wrote:
> Another thought. When I look at the review queue, and also at the libraries
> listed in BLIncubator, my personal feeling is that some libraries do not
> fit into Boost. This is just my impression, but it rises a question.
> There is no bar for libraries to be requested for a formal review, without
> a review manager. Also, authors for some libraries maybe just want to get
> some useful feedback, and not necessarily get their library into Boost.
> Maybe we need some additional stage. BLIncubator was designed to fill this
> gap. Maybe it can still be made to work. Maybe people who feel something
> need to be done in the review queue, should go through the list of
> libraries in BLIncubator, and give their authors feedback.
> Maybe, we should be doing some informal pre-reviews. Take one library from
> the queue. Contact the author; check if he/she is still alive, and discuss
> with him why they want the library into boost and why we don't (or do) like
> it, and what we would rather expect.
Right. It would be very easy to make a rule that no library can go into
the review queue until it has two reviews in the incubator.
I think this would address ALL the problems mentioned in this thread
with zero additional overhead, rules or bureaucracy. It would be easy
to modify or retract as well. In fact I think the review wizard could
easily say (if he wanted to). Due to the high demand and limited
resources for quality boost reviews,
"I'm announcing that I won't be adding any reviews to the queue that
don't have at least two reviews already and someone willing to act as
What would be the matter with this?
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