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Subject: Re: [boost] CMake in Boost
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-14 21:00:56

On 9/14/18 1:56 PM, Stefan Seefeld via Boost wrote:
> Hi Robert, all,
> it's obvious that there is a wide range of opinions not only on CMake
> itself, but also (and in particular) on what it means for Boost to
> "support CMake". And while I'm happy to see that you are suggesting a
> "Request for Proposals" rather than a "solution", I still think the
> problem space is a bit ill-defined. Perhaps we need to talk a bit about
> requirements first, which proposals need to meet to be eligible. (For
> example, one requirement I'd insist on would be "the proposal must give
> project maintainers enough latitude to decide themselves whether to
> adopt the proposed solution", i.e. any monolithic solution would by
> design be excluded.)
> And as long as we can't even come
> to some basic agreement as to how to move forward (not even involving
> technical aspects of any particular solution), I think it would be
> irresponsible to invite people to submit proposals.

c) Prior to this discussions can be held on the list regarding the scope
of such an effort. The review manager will distill these discussions to
a statement of scope. This will be posted around 30 October 2018.

> While I'm not a big fan of overly formal processes, I'm afraid that the
> effort people put into such proposals will just lead to frustration as
> things will stall again, eventually.

LOL - not if I'm running things.

Robert Ramey
> Sorry,


> Stefan
> --
>       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...
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