[pkg-boost-devel] Bug#508236 closed by Debian Archive Maintenance <ftpmaster at ftp-master.debian.org> (Bug#508236: fixed)

Steve M. Robbins steve at sumost.ca
Thu Dec 11 09:20:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 09:38:47AM +0100, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> On 2008-12-11 09:14:23.00 Steve M. Robbins <steve at sumost.ca> wrote:
> > Hey, no fair!
> > The deal was that boost1.37 be accepted into the archive before
> > removing 1.36.  With this removal we have gone from being 4 months out
> > of date (Boost 1.36 was released in August) to 8 months out of date
> > (Boost 1.35 released end of March).
> No, sorry. If you want to be able to deliver the greatest boost of the day, teach them about API stability.

That's an old debate.  You're welcome to engage with the Boost folks
yourself.  I believe they know about the issue but it's not the
biggest priority for Boost.

My role is to try to ensure that Debian keeps up with Boost.

> We really, really do not want people to start using boost 1.36 now
> and the best way to achieve that is... not offering boost 1.36 now.

Thank you for making that choice for me.  :-/

Respectfully: I and others disagree.  I don't believe it is your
position to choose for us.  

On that note, when will 1.37 be released from quarantine?

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