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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-14 15:11:22

Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Markus Schöpflin <markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> BTW, do we have something like platform maintainers? If not, do we
>>> need it? Maybe the more exotic platforms (SunOS, IBM, Tru64, ...) will
>>> benefit from something in this direction? Thoughts?
>> What would a platform maintainer do? Post patches?
> Basically what I'm currently doing for Tru64. Run the regression tests if
> possible, and try to fix platform specific failures, either by posting
> patches (for bigger changes), or by silently committing small fixes, or by
> nudging the library author to have a look at it. And ideally pester the
> compiler vendor with bug reports.
>> If you have a vision for how this would work, I encourage you to
>> start a platform maintainers' program. You could be, maybe, the
>> "maintenance wizard."
> What do you have in mind with such a program? And what would be a
> maintenace wizard's job? Keep track of the platform maintainers?

I'm not the one with the vision, here ;-)

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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