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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iostreams: ceased devolopment?
From: Alex Olivas (olivas_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-04 09:19:53
Christian, completely understandable. :)
We also rely heavily on iostreams and I've added it to my watchlist.
I'll try to help with it as well.
On 06/03/2016 11:06 PM, Christian Meesters wrote:
> I kind of anticipated this answer. And I would love to participate.
> However, job and family obligations make me very hesitant to take on
> more long-term tasks.
> This being written, I would like to thank Juan for his offer. I myself
> will look into an issue or two. I do, however, think some of the
> unhandled pull requests effect the overall situation and the issues I
> perceived. Juan, if you start working as a BLOM on iostreams, feel
> free to contact me directly: I do not want to make the situation
> worse, yet once you gain some overview I can make fresh pulls, test,
> fix and make commits / pull requests sometimes.
> Perhaps it would be a good idea to meet some of you in Berlin, later
> this year. But so far my boss is very reluctant to pay ...
> Thanks a lot to all of you,
> have a nice weekend,
> On 06/03/2016 05:11 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
>> On 6/3/16 4:47 AM, Christian Meesters wrote:
>>> I noticed that there are numerous issues in the bug list, regarding
>>> boost iostreams. However, the current doc states Copyright 2004-2007
>>> 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
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