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Subject: Re: [boost] Library devs only: Boost v2.x distro design questions
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-10-25 08:36:14

> I think this question is ill-formed.  It presumes that someone (us) can
> determine what other people are going to do.  No one has the authority
> or influence to do that.

It's a question of there being a consensus, and if not, a sufficient
critical mass.

What I saw there before is the usual complaints as we've seen here for a
decade now, the usual suggestions for solving it, and the usual lack of
anybody actually doing anything. Which is just pointless noise.

So I made that questionnaire to see who would publicly go on record with
where they are currently at. There is obviously no consensus, though I
note with excitement how many fewer naysayers to real change there are
compared with even three years ago. So clearly things are shifting, and
I note a number of people whose opinion has transformed radically from
where they were only recently.

That means that if somebody did roll together a tighter, smaller, more
focused Boost 2.x distribution of the better quality libraries, it might
have legs. Up to you Boost!


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