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Subject: Re: [boost] [asio] Issues piling up
From: Miguel Ojeda (miguel.ojeda.sandonis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-20 12:55:45

A good solution for this is to create an "asio-next" repository which
tracks the original asio and stacks all the new features/PRs on top.
In other words, when a new release of asio happens, asio-next is reset
to it and the PRs are rebased again on top.

That way, the changes are not forgotten, they are kept in a state
where they work with all other features, tests can be run, people can
easily use it, etc.

Then, the maintainer of asio-next can be the gatekeeper of what
features might be interesting and stable enough for mainline asio,
removing most of the pressure from asio/Chris reviewing many big
requests that may prove risky. If/whenever asio/Chris agrees that such
a feature is good enough for mainline asio, it is picked into asio and
removed from the asio-next stack.

Finally, for Boost, whoever maintains the official asio-next also
keeps a new Boost.asio-next library in sync.

With this setup, users can easily pick asio-next tags or Boost
releases to take advantage of all the new asio code (which would be
relatively well tested). Or they can even merge themselves the
branch/tree of the feature they want into their own asio fork, if they
do not want the entire asio-next. At the same time, it lowers the time
commitment for the official asio maintainer, plus keeps it more

This is basically what linux-next does to manage and test dozens of
trees with new features.


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 5:36 PM Vinnie Falco via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> There are issues which are years old which have been lingering in the
> Boost.Asio repository, and there are also old issues in the
> stand-alone Asio repository. It seems like these are being ignored, is
> there any strategy for addressing this?
> Examples:
> This one is going on a year:
> <>
> Two years:
> <>
> Thanks
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