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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] iostreams: ceased devolopment?
From: Juan Ramírez (jramirez.uy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-06-06 10:11:10



Don't expect to hear from me in the near future, I'll have to walk through
the source code and try to understand how stuff works first.

There are several PR in the main repo, I think revising and testing them
would be a good place to start.


On Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 2:06 AM, Christian Meesters <meesters_at_[hidden]>

> Hi,
> 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,
> Christian
> On 06/03/2016 05:11 PM, 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
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