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Subject: [boost] [filesystem] Library maintainers needed
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-09-22 14:25:43

 I'm retiring, so Boost.Filesystem needs one or more maintainers.

This is a high complexity library, further complicated by (1) requiring
both Windows and non-Windows implementation code and (2) needing a major
upgrade for compatibility with the new standard library version shipped in

Furthermore, there are constant Pull Requests and Issues that arise, and
these almost invariably take a lot of time for the maintainer to process.

My personal opinion is that Boost should deprecate the Boost library in
favor of the standard library implementations, and do only minimal
maintenance for several years until most users have migrated to C++17 or
later. But that's up to the new maintainers to decide.



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