Boost has been enormously successful, but is becoming a victim of it's own success. It’s getting bogged down:a
- Libraries are in the review queue for ages.
- It’s hard to find review managers.
- Libraries don't get enough reviews.
- Some libraries are left without a maintainer.
- Library documentation is not nearly good enoug
- Boost is getting larger and hard to manage and deploy.
- Some libraries become obsolete and there is no way to deprecate them.
BUT, more than ever, C++ needs more and better libraries!!!
I've distilled my ideas for addressing these problems in a website: Boost Library Incubator (www.blincubator.com
). I'll walk through the website showing how it addresses the above mentioned problems. I hope this will serve as a basis for ideas for the near term enhancement and evolution of Boost. I expect a lot of spirited audience participation here!