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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-06-15 16:53:01

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

> 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.

Everything has to be administered, at least a little. Someone needs
to maintain the list, at the very least, and I can imagine all kinds
of things that *could* come up requiring someone to make an executive

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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