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Subject: Re: [boost] [asio] Issues piling up
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-12 00:24:04

On 10/11/2018 7:22 PM, Andrey Semashev via Boost wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:37 AM Edward Diener via Boost
> <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 10/11/2018 3:04 PM, Richard Hodges via Boost wrote:
>>> As a huge fan of asio, and a frequent user, I am also concerned about this.
>>> What would be the process of becoming a maintainer?
>> Just say here you would like to maintain the asio library and introduce
>> yourself and your background. Hopefully someone from the Boost Steering
>> Committee, like Michael Caisse, will respond, and you will be chosen to
>> maintain asio. Boost very much needs talented C++ programmers to
>> maintain libraries, and who have an interest and working knowledge of
>> particular Boost libraries.
> Since Asio is primarily maintained outside Boost, I would say
> contacting the author and offering help to him directly would probably
> be the way to go.

I agree. I should have mentioned that the author should be contacted first.

> I don't think it is the Boost Steering Committee's job to decide who
> should do the maintenance of a Boost library. It has always been the
> author's decision.

If the author is not responsive then it should be decided by the Boost
Steering Committee. If the author is still involved in maintaining his
library, then of course he makes the decision.

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