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Subject: Re: [boost] Informal CMake meeting at CPPCon
From: paul (pfultz2_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-03 15:51:43

On Mon, 2017-10-02 at 20:31 -0700, Robert Ramey via Boost wrote:
> On 10/2/17 11:20 AM, Niall Douglas via Boost wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > c) And that any such proposals should go through the Boost formal review
> > > process.  Traditionally, the boost formal review process has never
> > > applied to boost tools so this would be a departure from traditional
> > > practice.
> > There is good reason why tooling doesn't go through a formal review
> > process, it could never pass a formal review.
> I don't think anyone can know that.
> >
> >
> > I think requiring a cmake conversion to pass a formal review is an
> > impossible ask. 
> Doesn't seem impossible to me.
> >
> > he cmake conversion will never reach the quality of the
> > Boost.Build
> I think that we're here because many believe that CMake has always been 
> a better alternative than boost build.
> >
> > one in any reasonable time period, and moreover, everything
> > keeps shifting with time.
> everthing always shifts with time.
> >
> > I'd support a simple majority, yay or nay vote for the proposed cmake
> > design. Without commentary or review. Makes things feasible. And a
> > second simple majority yay or nay for when Boost.Build is to be turned
> > off (if ever).
> Hmmm - the boost review process is certainly nothing like a simple 
> yay/nay vote.  This is exactly the reason that the boost librarys are 
> considered among the best.
> Also, there has not been actually been any cmake design submitted.  Paul 
> has indicated that he believes that it is unnecessary to do this.  So 
> under these conditions, no boost-like review could be conducted.  So we 
> are again at a stand still.

No that is not what I am saying at all. The BCM which is like a "library" for
cmake will go through a formal review process. 

Then after its accepted the cmake build files using BCM will go through an
"open" review process and then merged into boost.


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