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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iostreams: ceased devolopment?
From: Alex Olivas (olivas_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-03 14:54:10

On 06/03/2016 09:11 AM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> On 6/3/16 4:47 AM, Christian Meesters wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I noticed that there are numerous issues in the bug list, regarding
>> boost iostreams. However, the current doc states Copyright 2004-2007 and
>> Tickets do not receive responses. (I even read: "(I tried e-mailing
>> Jonathan Turkanis directly, but the e-mail address on the website seems
>> to be not used anymore)" in ticket 7574.
>> So, my question is: I anyone maintaining this library? If not: I doubt
>> that there is a good alternative, because iostreams just is convenient
>> to use and a selling point to for boost. It would be a pitty.
> Maybe you'd like to take over the maintainence yourself? Boost has a
> program whereby you can become the official library maintainer (BLOM).
> Since you depend upon the library and presumable have to monitor any
> issues anyway you might want to consider this. It would be a good way
> to make a valuable contribution to Boost and C++ without having to
> take on alot of work you're not already doing. And being an official
> maintainer of a well regarded boost library looks good on your resume
> as well. It's a good career move.
> Robert Ramey
I'm working on potentially expanding the list of libraries that need
maintainers. Looking at the github repo
(, the author did make a few
commits last year. Others have also been maintaining it. Last commit
was by Steve Watanabe.

Christian : If you're interested in becoming a BLOM, just let me know
and I'll see if Jonathon is open to the idea.

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