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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake Announcement from Boost Steering Committee
From: Gary Furnish (gfurnish_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-27 14:31:36

Right my point was that 1) Users haven't had a voice in the discussion
for far too long 2) What needed to be improved has been known largely
for 10 years and it never got done. Why would anyone think that the
status quo would change for the better with more meetings?

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 3:32 AM, Olaf van der Spek via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Gary Furnish via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> For whatever its worth as a user for 12 years, and someone who would
>> like to contribute more then a rare bugfix, I'm glad the SC stepped
>> in. I've observed from the outside that basically no one was ever
>> going to touch because the people who like it (who happen
>> to be single points of failure for the entire boost ecosystem)
>> basically out-shouted everyone whenever a technical discussion came
>> up. Its not like there haven't been concerns about for
>> years. Its not like the documentation for wasn't
>> basically "ask the mailing list or prey someone else has asked stack
>> overflow" for years. Its not like every time a new version of MSVC
>> beta comes out doesn't break and its not a priority
>> because the maintainers of don't use MSVC. Its not like
>> everyone submitting to boost doesn't complain about having to learn a
>> non-standard build system that isn't documented richly enough to write
>> scripts from scratch. These are not new problems. I am *really* glad
>> that SC did something because in my mind it means boost won't die a
>> slow death to just posting independent libs on github.
> I think nobody disagrees the build system could and should be improved.
> --
> Olaf
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