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From: Thomas Rodgers (trodgers_at_[hidden])
Date: 2022-04-06 16:48:35

On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 4:41 PM Marshall Clow via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Apr 4, 2022, at 10:43 AM, Vinnie Falco via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> >
> > This came up before but it is worth mentioning again; in addition to a
> > website update to make <> modern and
> relevant, how do we feel
> > about a transition to forum-based discussion instead of the mailing
> > list?
> Strongly opposed.
Also strongly opposed. I am now the maintainer of Boost for
Fedora/CentOS/RHEL (Jonathan is transition out of the role). If Boost
discussion moves to some forum that I have to chase down vs. just arriving
alongside the rest of my upstreams (e.g. libstdc++) it's likely to get
missed, so the quality of Fedora's distribution of Boost will likely suffer.

The beauty of email is that
> * the discussion *comes to me*; that I don’t have to go and check some
> website to see if there are new posts.
> * I have a local archive of the boost mailing lists going back to
> (checks…) 2009 at my fingertips. Pre-2009 requires a bit more work.
> * I can read (and search, and reply) with tools of my choice.
> If you know of a forum-based discussion that offers those benefits, I’d
> love to hear about it.
> — Marshall
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