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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-15 02:33:33

David Abrahams wrote:

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

>>David Abrahams wrote:

>>>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 ;-)

I wouldn't choose such a grand word for it. :-) And I don't think we need a
"program" or a "wizard". Just a simple list with people who are doing what
I outlined above for certain platforms will do nicely, I think.


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