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Date: 2007-11-04 14:29:41

Author: danieljames
Date: 2007-11-04 14:29:41 EST (Sun, 04 Nov 2007)
New Revision: 40753

Remove the submission process documentation as it's up to date in the new site.


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-<h1>Boost Library Submission Process</h1>
-<p>This page describes the process a library developer goes through to get a
-library accepted by Boost.</p>
-<p>See the Boost Library Requirements and Guidelines
-page for issues of content.</p>
-<h3><b>Steps for getting a library accepted by Boost:</b></h3>
- <li>Learn about Boost.</li>
- <li>Determine interest.</li>
- <li>Preliminary submission.</li>
- <li>Refinement.</li>
- <li>Submission for review.</li>
- <li>Formal Review.</li>
- <li>Web site posting.</li>
- <li>People page.</li>
- <li>Lifecycle.</li>
-<h2><a name="Learn">Learn</a> about Boost</h2>
-<p>Subscribe to the main developers mailing list for a
-while, or look through the archives.&nbsp;
-Click around the web site.&nbsp; Understand the Requirements.&nbsp;
-Read the rest of this page to learn about the process.&nbsp; Otherwise, you will
-just end up wasting everyone's time.</p>
-<p>There is a culture associated with Boost, aimed at encouraging high quality
-libraries by a process of discussion and refinement.</p>
-<p>If what you really want is a site that will just post your library without
-even looking at it, you should go elsewhere.</p>
-<h2>Determine <a name="interest">interest</a></h2>
-<p>Potential library submitters should use the Boost developers <a href="mailing_lists.htm">mailing
-list</a> as a forum to gauge interest a possible submission.</p>
-<p>A message might be as simple as &quot;Is there any interest in a library
-which solves Traveling Salesperson problems in linear time?&quot;</p>
-<p>A bit of further description or snippet of code may be helpful. Messages
-should be plain text; not rich text, HTML, etc.</p>
-<p>Please don't post lengthy descriptions, documentation, or code to the mailing
-list, and no attachments, even small ones.&nbsp; Please post lengthy material in
-the Boost Vault.&nbsp;</p>
-<h2><a name="Preliminary">Preliminary</a> submission</h2>
-<p>If response to an initial query indicates interest, then post the preliminary
-submission files in the Boost Vault on
-the sourceforge web site if you haven't already done so.</p>
-<h2><a name="Refinement">Refinement</a></h2>
-<p>Discuss, refine, resubmit.&nbsp; Repeat until satisfied.</p>
-<p>The exact details of this process varies a lot.&nbsp; Sometimes it is public,
-on the mailing list, sometimes a lot of discussion happens in private
-emails.&nbsp; For some libraries the process is over quickly, for others it goes
-on for months.&nbsp; It's often challenging, and sometimes leads off in
-completely unexpected directions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
-<p>The archive of past
-messages is one way to see how this process worked for other Boost
-<h2><a name="Submission">Submission</a> for review&nbsp;</h2>
-<p>All of the files which make up the library should be combined and compressed
-into a single submission file using the .zip format.&nbsp; Free encoders
-and decoders for this format running on many different platforms are available
-at the Info-ZIP web site, which
-includes a FAQ and much other useful information about the .zip format. Many
-commercial compressor-archiver utilities also support this format.</p>
-<p>The submission file should contain material as if on the web site.&nbsp; The closer the submission file mirrors the final
-<a href="lib_guide.htm#Directory_structure">directory
-structure</a> and format of the web site, the better.
-<p>Like a preliminary submission, post the final submission .zip file in the Boost Vault.
-<h2>Formal <a name="Review">Review</a></h2>
-<p>Before asking for formal review, your submission should be posted in the
-Boost files/vault. Please verify that your submission compiles
-and runs under at least two compilers.&nbsp; This flushes out obvious
-portability problems.&nbsp; If you don't have access to a second compiler, ask
-for help on the Boost mailing list.</p>
-<p>Once a library author feels a submission (which presumably is now in the
-files/vault) has matured enough for formal review, the author sends a message
-requesting a formal review to the mailing list.&nbsp; Please use a subject in
-the form &quot;Review Request: library&quot; where <i>library</i> is replaced by
-the library name.</p>
-<p>See Formal Review Process for
-<p>Formal Review schedules are posted on
- the web site.&nbsp;</p>
-<h2>Boost web <a name="SitePosting">site posting</a></h2>
-<p>Once an accepted library is ready for inclusion on the Boost web site, the
-submitter is typically given Boost CVS write access, and expected to check-in
-and maintain the library in the CVS. Contact the moderators if you need write
-access or CVS use isn't possible for you.</p>
-<h2><a name="People">People</a> page</h2>
-<p>If the web site doesn't already have your capsule biography
-and&nbsp; picture (optional, with not-too-serious pictures preferred), please
-send them to the Boost webmaster. It is
-up to you as to whether or not the biography includes your email address or
-other contact information.&nbsp; The preferred picture format is .jpg, but other
-common formats are acceptable.&nbsp; The preferred image size is 500x375 but the
-webmaster has photo editing software and can do the image preparation if
-<h2><a name="Lifecycle">Lifecycle</a></h2>
-<p>Libraries are software; they lose their value over time if not maintained.
-Postings on the Boost developers or users mailing lists can alert you to
-potential maintenance needs; please plan to maintain your library over time. If
-you no longer can or wish to maintain your library, please post a message on the
-Boost developers mailing list and help someone else take over as the library
-<p>Revised <!--webbot bot="Timestamp" s-type="EDITED" s-format="%d %B, %Y" startspan -->26 November, 2003<!--webbot bot="Timestamp" endspan i-checksum="39365" --></p>
-<p>© Copyright Beman Dawes 2000</p>
-<p>Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. (See
-accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy

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