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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] what happens between "fixed in development" and "available in release"?
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-19 04:23:37

On 3/19/2015 12:46 AM, oswin krause wrote:
> Hi
>>> Putting '[serialization]' as the start of the subject to your message
>>> has more chance of alerting the Boost developer of the serialization
>>> library to your issue. Also citing the actual bug report that has
>>> been fixed in serialization on the 'develop' branch would help to
>>> specify the actual case of which you are concerned.
>> I believe the core question was how could he (the poster) contribute
>> to speed the things up. About the process, not so much about the
>> particular library or the particular bug. Something I was wondering
>> about in the past, too. Your reply emphasizing indicates that there
>> probably isn't a single "Boost-wide" process but that everything is in
>> the hands of library maintainers, and that it differs from library to
>> library.
> This is exactly my question. If it would be in the hands of the single
> maintainers to push their changes to release, this would be kind of
> unfortunate as this makes it hard to enforce any policy, e.g. "this type
> of bug is serious and can not be delayed" or "every library needs a
> 'development' and a 'bug fix' branch and the latter is always merged
> into release". I guess, right now, bug fixes can be delayed when there
> are other changes in development that still needs testing.

A number of libraries are in the hands of more than one maintainer.

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