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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-21 08:30:29

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Jared Grubb via Boost
> Sent: 20 July 2017 22:35
> To: Boost Developers List
> Cc: Jared Grubb; Jon Kalb
> Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
> +1000. I think you summed up my feelings as well.
> Having the SC step in now was a good move. At some point, arguments like "tabs vs spaces" stop going anywhere because
> people dig in (often for good reasons, on both sides), and it's easy to stalemate -- although I think the community was
> moving towards cmake consensus naturally, based on the recent discussions.

Nobody has been maintaining that there are more potential users of Boost who wish to use CMake.

> This decision lets us get past the distraction of arguing what's best and move on to what really matters: How to get there.

The mailing list has recently been focussing on just that - the *how*.

The *how* is looking feasible, but the *who* remains entirely unclear.

So the Steering isn't going to happen without an engine of some expert volunteers with enthusiasm and time.

I ask again ... who?


PS Especially as our most valuable packhorse has bolted in fright ;-)

Paul A. Bristow
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Kendal UK LA8 8AB
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