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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Trac, random, No-Maintainer?
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-09 11:22:46

Stefan Seefeld wrote:
> On 08.10.2017 22:14, James E. King, III via Boost wrote:
> > My personal preference would be to require github issues be enabled and
> > used for all official boostorg repositories, and that trac be deprecated
> > and accept no new issues.


> While I personally agree, I don't think this is a choice anyone can impose
> on the people who have to maintain the individual boost libraries.

We have to say something on

and the something that we currently say is inadequate.

Regardless of one's personal preference regarding Github issues, I think
that we all ought to agree that Github pull requests are infinitely better
than Trac patches (were much better even without CI, now it's not even a

And yet people who are willing to submit a patch are encouraged to do so on
Trac. This wastes either theirs or the maintainer's time.

With respect to reports not containing a patch, I also consider Github
issues much superior, due to their integration with everything else on
Github - you can cross-reference issues, PRs, commits, and @ people.

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