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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iostreams: ceased devolopment?
From: Juan Ramírez (jramirez.uy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-03 16:06:56


I would like to start development on boost::iostreams.

I will start by forking the repo and checking the existing issues.

I'll appreciate any advice you could give in order to become a library

Best Regards

On Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 3:54 PM, Alex Olivas <olivas_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> 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.
> Alex.
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