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Subject: Re: [boost] Reminder: Boost Master branch will close for the 1.65.0 release on Wednesday
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-01 19:14:51

On 1 August 2017 at 19:27, Stefan Seefeld via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On 01.08.2017 05:12, Daniel James via Boost wrote:
>> I can see other problems with a more distributed approach. We'd lose
>> the ability to edit release notes, which we do on occasion, and pull
>> requests also make it easier to track changes as someone has to
>> approve them.
> Why would anyone want to edit or even just approve release notes I wrote
> about a project I maintain ?

Fix links, typos, markup etc. A lot of that is done by Akira Takahashi.

>> It wouldn't be clear which module branch to use, master
>> seems the obvious choice, but it couldn't be used when master is
>> frozen. And changes to the release notes after a release could also be
>> confusing.
>> It would also require everyone to write their own release notes.
> Yes indeed. So what ? Who is writing them now ?

The answer immediately follows.

>> Sometimes people email me if they don't want to write quickbook markup
>> themselves.
> All this sounds like another case of someone being afraid of loosing
> control. With 100+ libraries being hosted by the Boost organization, I
> think it's time to come to terms with the idea that there is no way to
> control them top-down.

Don't be silly, I wrote a lot of the scripts that allow library
maintainers to manage things themselves. Why on Earth would I so
concerned about controlling the release notes? What's so important
about them? I'm getting tired of people casting aspersions on anyone
who disagrees with them.

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