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Subject: Re: [boost] [trac] new versions of boost
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-11 18:38:55

On 1/11/2018 8:29 AM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
> On 11.01.2018 03:07, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost wrote:
>> Le 02.01.18 à 11:08, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost a écrit :
>>> Hi there,
>>> Would it be possible to add the next versions of boost to trac/milestones ?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Raffi
>> Kind reminder.
>> Thanks
> I really do believe we should deprecate trac and encourage everyone to
> use github. I understand that to some, having a single place to file
> "boost issues" seems desirable, and for that reason they'd prefer to use
> trac. But the reality is different: An increasing number of boost
> projects migrate to github, and thus won't even listen to trac issues
> any longer. So that boat has sailed already. It's time to acknowledge
> that, and not make things worse by maintaining multiple trackers.

I agree with Stefan. But this needs some proactive actions first and
probably some agreement with the Boost Steering Committee:

1) Turn on Issues for every boostorg library in Github
2) Make an announcement on the website that all new bug reports should
be either Issues or PRs on Github.
3) Encourage library authors to either clean up what is already on Trac
or transfer Trac bug reports to Github issues or PRs for eventual handling.
4) Turn off Trac, if possible, for adding any more bug reports.
5) Announce a cutoff time when Trac will no longer be available for Boost.

Having two separate places to deal with bug reports for Boost libraries
is not a good situation and having Github Issues and PRs is a much more
flexible system for dealing with library changes than Trac.

> Stefan

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