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Subject: [Boost-users] How to get bug reports addressed
From: Geoffrey Romer (gromer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-06 17:22:42

I'm responsible for maintaining the local Boost install for a large group of
developers, and I find myself spending an inordinate amount of time
reapplying our local patches for Boost bugs every time a new version comes
out, seemingly with no end in sight. One obvious example is the report is clear and
specific, documents a real bug, and provides a trivial patch which
completely resolves the issue. It's everything one could possibly want in a
bug report, and it has been utterly ignored for over a year. In my
experience this has been the rule rather than the exception; other examples
that I've been personally acquainted with include,, and In every case the reporters
have done everything they could to provide a useful bug report, up to and
including providing patches, but have been met with profound silence.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get action in these situations?

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