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Subject: Re: [boost] [foreach][polygon][xpressive][bimap][ptr_container][gil][assign][typeof][msm] PRs for removing executable attribute for files
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-04 17:12:15

On 11/4/2017 11:54 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost wrote:
> Edward Diener wrote:
>> I do wish that the Boost Steering Committee would be more proactive in
>> encouraging C++ programmers who might be good enough to maintain a
>> Boost library to do so, when they post on the list about having an
>> interest in Boost. More libraries placed in CMT is not a viable
>> long-term solution because of the limited numbers of developers in the
>> CMT group.
> On the contrary. A library should always be placed in CMT first before
> being given to a new maintainer. Once a person emerges whose pull
> requests to the library demonstrate ability and long-term willingness to
> maintain it, the library may be handed over to him. Not before.
> The CMT's primary task should be to merge pull requests. Not that much
> manpower is required.

The manpower involves having a member of the CMT group understand code
in nn different libraries in order to decide if a merge request is valid
or not. It is very easy to say "just merge code" but the reality is much

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