Niall Douglas | 21 Apr 16:45 2016

[gsoc16] Summer of Code 2016 shall proceed after all

Dear Boost,

We are very glad to announce that non-Google funding has been found 
to continue the Summer of Code for the following veteran student 
projects in Summer 2016:

A. Boost Document, mentored by Antony Polukhin. Veteran student: 
Anurag Ghosh

https://anuragxel.github.io/boost-document/

B. Boost.Compute, mentored by Kyle Lutz. Veteran student: Jakub 
Szuppe

https://boostorg.github.io/compute/

C. Boost.Http, mentored by Bjorn Reese. Veteran student: Vinícius dos 
Santos Oliveira

https://boostgsoc14.github.io/boost.http/

All three of these projects shall see a Summer of Code as if it were 
Google Summer of Code following the same timeline, mentor and student 
stipends, and progress acceptance criteria.

Our thanks to the students and mentors for being so patient during 
the organisation of this funding. This all happened very quickly and 
much faster than Boost org processes normally happen - it would not 
have been possible without the efforts of Jon Kalb and Bryce 
Adelstein Lelbach, the latter of whom wrote up a great funding 
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Niall Douglas | 2 Mar 17:17 2016

[gsoc16] An update on GSoC 2016 contingency plans

Dear Boost,

We've been collecting a list of veteran Summer of Code students where 
"veteran" means students whom have previously done a Google Summer of 
Code for Boost. It /may/ be possible for us to acquire enough funding 
from a number of contributors to tide over ongoing GSoC projects this 
summer during our year off from Google funding for veteran students 
only. The stipend to the student would be the same as with Google, 
$5,500. The mentor stipend would likely need to be waived under any 
substitute programme.

We would therefore appreciate an update from student and/or mentor as 
to whether they were intending to submit a continuing GSoC this 
summer and would be willing to continue work on their Boost library 
under any funding we find. If we have forgotten any students or 
projects, please get in touch.

Extant ongoing summer of code projects known to us are (please send 
corrections of any mistakes):

* Boost Document, mentored by Antony Polukhin. 
https://anuragxel.github.io/boost-document/

Student: Anurag Ghosh

Status: Not peer reviewed

* Boost.Compute, mentored by Kyle Lutz.
https://boostorg.github.io/compute/

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Niall Douglas | 29 Feb 23:31 2016

[gsoc16] Boost rejected as GSoC 2016 org

Dear Boost,

It is with a heavy heart I write to say that Boost was rejected as an 
org for Google Summer of Code 2016 by Google. We had our application 
submitted in time, it was reviewed by three members of the Boost 
leadership, our ideas list had six solid ideas with an especially 
solid seventh on the way, we were in very good standing with Google 
and there was no reason to expect rejection. We have asked for 
clarification as to why we were rejected, and we shall try to improve 
our application next year to improve our chances.

We recognise that many students and mentors will be extremely 
disappointed by this news. We share in that disappointment, and all 
we can say is please try again next year.

For those students and mentors who are continuing a previous GSoC on 
an existing Boost library, there may be a possibility that Boost may 
be able to fund those continuations this year. Each case will be 
approached by the steering committee on a case by case basis, and be 
aware that the standard required for funding by Boost is considerably 
above that of Google's with an accompanying high and detailed 
standard of funding application to the steering committee. Contact us 
privately if you want to know more.

On other news we had been expecting to announce today that Bryce 
Adelstein Lelbach has generously agreed to take over as secondary 
GSoC admin from Boris Schäling who has served Boost GSoC for 
something like four years now, so he has definitely earned himself a 
rest! Our thanks to Boris for his service, and welcome Bryce to the 
team!
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Niall Douglas | 7 Feb 15:39 2016

[gsoc16] ATTN: Project ideas deadline 19th Feb

Tomorrow 8th February the application period for Google Summer of 
Code 2016 begins, and yet we have just *one* idea on the ideas page:

https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2016

We need *plenty* more if we are to be approved again this year as a 
Google Summer of Code org, the deadline for which is the 19th 
February.

So if you have some project ideas and think you could mentor a 
student this summer, *please* consider adding a project idea to the 
ideas list or stepping forward with a list of Boost libraries or 
topics you'd be willing to mentor.

Our thanks in advance.

--- 
Boost C++ Libraries Google Summer of Code 2016 admin
https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2016

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Tomorrow 8th February the application period for Google Summer of 
Code 2016 begins, and yet we have just *one* idea on the ideas page:

https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2016

We need *plenty* more if we are to be approved again this year as a 
Google Summer of Code org, the deadline for which is the 19th 
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Niall Douglas | 18 Jan 10:27 2016

[gsoc16] Attn: We need 2016 mentors and project ideas for Boost!

Dear Boost community,

We are now within one month of the beginning of Google Summer of Code
2016! Last year's GSoC was a particularly momentus one as we 
witnessed the approval by the community for Boost.Hana to enter Boost 
- congratulations to Louis and his mentor Joel for bringing to Boost 
a very exciting new C++ library which pushes C++ compilers to their 
limits. We have also seen greatly improved retention of GSoC students 
in the community thanks to the improved student selection procedures 
introduced last year, and the fresh blood brought into Boost has been 
very evident on the mailing list this year.

As part of filling in our application for 2016, we must supply to 
Google a
list of potential GSoC mentors and potential GSoC projects for summer
2016 in order to be approved as an organisation this year. Therefore 
a lengthy page of awesome project ideas at 
https://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/wiki/SoC2016 before *February 8th* 
would be an enormous help to getting us approved again this year and 
bringing to Boost another US$35,000 of Google funding.

If you think yourself able to mentor a student doing some work on 
Boost
this summer, *please* consider adding a description of the proposed 
work
item and your name to the list. Last year we had more slots awarded 
to us by Google than we had good combinations of student and mentor, 
so we had to return slots which I believe has not happened here at 
Boost GSoC in at least a decade. That means that your project ideas 
have a better chance than ever of receiving funding if you can find a 
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Adam Wulkiewicz | 4 Jan 16:41 2016
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[boost][review][qvm] QVM formal review result

Dear Boost community,

The review period for Emil Dotchevski's QVM library has concluded. I'd 
like to thank everyone who participated in the discussions, esspecially 
those who sent formal reviews.

Only four votes were casted however more people commented on issues on 
the mailing list. Comments received during the course of the review were 
generally positive, with a number of technical issues identified that 
need to be addressed. The review identified no fundamental problems in 
the design or implementation of the library that would entail rejection. 
The final version of the library can be fully accepted once Emil has 
addressed the issues identified during the review. Therefore I'm happy 
to say:

      Emil Dotchevski's Boost.QVM library is CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED.

Full report can be found here:
http://lists.boost.org/Archives/boost/2016/01/227027.php

Regards,
Adam
Marshall Clow | 17 Dec 21:00 2015
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Boost 1.60.0 has been released

Release 1.60.0 of the Boost C++ Libraries is now available.

These open-source libraries work well with the C++ Standard Library, and are usable across a broad spectrum of applications. 
The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.

This release contains one new library and numerous enhancements and bug fixes for existing libraries.

New Libraries
* VMD: Variadic Macro Data library, from Edward Diener

For details, including download links, see http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.60.0

You can also download directly from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0/

Tom Kent has made pre-built windows binaries, and they are available at:


Thanks,

--The Boost release team

  Vladimir Prus
  Rene Rivera
  Marshall Clow
  Eric Niebler
  Daniel James
  Beman Dawes

<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Release 1.60.0 of the Boost C++ Libraries is now available.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>These open-source libraries work well with the C++ Standard Library, and are usable across a broad spectrum of applications.&nbsp;</div>
<div>The Boost license encourages both commercial and non-commercial use.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>This release contains one new library and numerous enhancements and bug fixes for existing libraries.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>New Libraries</div>
<div>* VMD: Variadic Macro Data library, from Edward Diener</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>For details, including download links, see <a href="http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.60.0">http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.60.0</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>You can also download directly from SourceForge: <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0/">http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0/</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Tom Kent has made pre-built windows binaries, and they are available at:</div>
<div><a href="https://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost-binaries/1.60.0/">https://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost-binaries/1.60.0/</a></div>
<div><br></div>
<div>To install this release on your system, see <a href="http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/release/more/getting_started/index.html">http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/release/more/getting_started/index.html</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>--The Boost release team</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>&nbsp; Vladimir Prus</div>
<div>&nbsp; Rene Rivera</div>
<div>&nbsp; Marshall Clow</div>
<div>&nbsp; Eric Niebler</div>
<div>&nbsp; Daniel James</div>
<div>&nbsp; Beman Dawes</div>
<div><br></div>
</div></div>
Marshall Clow | 14 Dec 16:54 2015
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Boost 1.60.0 rc1 is now available

Release candidate files for 1.60.0 are available at: http://boost.cowic.de/rc/

As always, the release managers would appreciate it if you download
the candidate of your choice and give building it a try. Please report
both success and failure, and anything else that is noteworthy.

This helps ensure the candidates build OK before we push them out to SourceForge.

The files (and associated md5s) are:
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.7z) = 7ce7f5a4e396484da8da6b60d4ed7661
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.tar.bz2) = 65a840e1a0b13a558ff19eeb2c4f0cbe
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.tar.gz) = 28f58b9a33469388302110562bdf6188
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.zip) = 0cc5b9cf9ccdf26945b225c7338b4288

Thanks!

-- The release managers


<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Release candidate files for 1.60.0 are available at: <a href="http://boost.cowic.de/rc/">http://boost.cowic.de/rc/</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>As always, the release managers would appreciate it if you download</div>
<div>the candidate of your choice and give building it a try. Please report</div>
<div>both success and failure, and anything else that is noteworthy.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>This helps ensure the candidates build OK before we push them out to SourceForge.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>The files (and associated md5s) are:</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.7z) = 7ce7f5a4e396484da8da6b60d4ed7661</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.tar.bz2) = 65a840e1a0b13a558ff19eeb2c4f0cbe</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.tar.gz) = 28f58b9a33469388302110562bdf6188</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_rc1.zip) = 0cc5b9cf9ccdf26945b225c7338b4288</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>-- The release managers</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>P.S.<span class="">	</span>Release notes are here: <a href="http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_60_0.html">http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_60_0.html</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
</div></div>
Marshall Clow | 8 Dec 18:11 2015
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Boost release 1.60.0 beta 1 is now available from SourceForge

Boost release 1.60.0 beta 1 is now available from SourceForge.


For details of what's in the release, see http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_60_0.html

Note that the links to files on this web page are for the final release - use the SourceForge link above to get the beta files.

Please download the beta, give it a try, and report any problems you encounter.

Known issues:
* Errors when building Boost.TypeErasure for older versions of Visual Studio.
* Boost.Test fails when building on Darwin with gcc 4.9.2

The files (and associated md5s) are:
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.7z) = 63530c9594b24f56e5df79d910c9daeb
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.tar.bz2) = 29af12a1028536219a21517e953df4eb
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.tar.gz) = 74df7f5eb5e32f3a92b6141af3c6f541
MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.zip) = 90c25c34b64eb6cc88845ec5372938d7

Thanks,

-- The Boost Release Team

<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>Boost release 1.60.0 beta 1 is now available from SourceForge.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>See <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0.beta.1/">http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.60.0.beta.1/</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>For details of what's in the release, see <a href="http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_60_0.html">http://www.boost.org/users/history/version_1_60_0.html</a>.&nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Note that the links to files on this web page are for the final release - use the SourceForge link above to get the beta files.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Please download the beta, give it a try, and report any problems you encounter.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Known issues:</div>
<div>* Errors when building Boost.TypeErasure for older versions of Visual Studio.</div>
<div>* Boost.Test fails when building on Darwin with gcc 4.9.2</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>The files (and associated md5s) are:</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.7z) = 63530c9594b24f56e5df79d910c9daeb</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.tar.bz2) = 29af12a1028536219a21517e953df4eb</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.tar.gz) = 74df7f5eb5e32f3a92b6141af3c6f541</div>
<div>
<span class="">	</span>MD5 (boost_1_60_0_b1.zip) = 90c25c34b64eb6cc88845ec5372938d7</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks,</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>-- The Boost Release Team</div>
<div><br></div>
</div></div>
Adam Wulkiewicz | 7 Dec 11:40 2015
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[boost][boost-users][boost-announce][QVM] Formal review begins today

Dear Boost community,

The formal review of Emil Dotchevski's QVM library begins today on 7th Dec
and ends on 16th Dec.

Boost QVM defines a set of generic functions and operator overloads for 
working
with quaternions, vectors and matrices of static size with the emphasis 
on 2, 3
and 4-dimensional operations needed in graphics, video games and simulation
applications. While it provides its own quaternion, matrix and vector 
types, it
is designed to work primarily with user-defined types through user
specializations of the q_traits, v_traits and m_traits templates.

QVM's source code is available on Github:
https://github.com/zajo/boost-qvm

Full documentation is also viewable on Github:
http://zajo.github.io/boost-qvm/

We encourage your participation in this review. At a minimum, kindly
state:
- Whether you believe the library should be accepted into Boost
   * Conditions for acceptance
- Your name
- Your knowledge of the problem domain.

You are strongly encouraged to also provide additional information:
- What is your evaluation of the library's:
   * Design
   * Implementation
   * Documentation
   * Tests
   * Usefulness
- Did you attempt to use the library? If so:
   * Which compiler(s)
   * What was the experience? Any problems?
- How much effort did you put into your evaluation of the review?

More information about the review process can be found here:
http://www.boost.org/community/reviews.html

We await your feedback!

Best regards,
Adam Wulkiewicz
Adam Wulkiewicz | 5 Dec 12:55 2015
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[boost][qvm] Formal review for QVM

Dear Boost community,

The formal review of Emil Dotchevski's QVM library begins on 7th Dec
and ends on 16th Dec.

Boost QVM defines a set of generic functions and operator overloads for working
with quaternions, vectors and matrices of static size with the emphasis on 2, 3
and 4-dimensional operations needed in graphics, video games and simulation
applications. While it provides its own quaternion, matrix and vector types, it
is designed to work primarily with user-defined types through user
specializations of the q_traits, v_traits and m_traits templates.

QVM's source code is available on Github:
https://github.com/zajo/boost-qvm

Full documentation is also viewable on Github:
http://zajo.github.io/boost-qvm/

We encourage your participation in this review. At a minimum, kindly
state:
- Whether you believe the library should be accepted into Boost
  * Conditions for acceptance
- Your name
- Your knowledge of the problem domain.

You are strongly encouraged to also provide additional information:
- What is your evaluation of the library's:
  * Design
  * Implementation
  * Documentation
  * Tests
  * Usefulness
- Did you attempt to use the library? If so:
  * Which compiler(s)
  * What was the experience? Any problems?
- How much effort did you put into your evaluation of the review?

More information about the review process can be found here:
http://www.boost.org/community/reviews.html

We await your feedback!

Best regards,
Adam Wulkiewicz
<div><div dir="ltr">Dear Boost community,<br><br>The formal review of Emil Dotchevski's QVM library begins on 7th Dec<br>and ends on 16th Dec.<br><br>Boost QVM defines a set of generic functions and operator overloads for working<br>with quaternions, vectors and matrices of static size with the emphasis on 2, 3<br>and 4-dimensional operations needed in graphics, video games and simulation<br>applications. While it provides its own quaternion, matrix and vector types, it<br>is designed to work primarily with user-defined types through user<br>specializations of the q_traits, v_traits and m_traits templates.<br><br>QVM's source code is available on Github:<br><a href="https://github.com/zajo/boost-qvm" target="_blank">https://github.com/zajo/boost-qvm</a><br><br>Full documentation is also viewable on Github:<br><a href="http://zajo.github.io/boost-qvm/" target="_blank">http://zajo.github.io/boost-qvm/</a><br><br>We encourage your participation in this review. At a minimum, kindly<br>state:<br>- Whether you believe the library should be accepted into Boost<br>&nbsp; * Conditions for acceptance<br>- Your name<br>- Your knowledge of the problem domain.<br><br>You are strongly encouraged to also provide additional information:<br>- What is your evaluation of the library's:<br>&nbsp; * Design<br>&nbsp; * Implementation<br>&nbsp; * Documentation<br>&nbsp; * Tests<br>&nbsp; * Usefulness<br>- Did you attempt to use the library? If so:<br>&nbsp; * Which compiler(s)<br>&nbsp; * What was the experience? Any problems?<br>- How much effort did you put into your evaluation of the review?<br><br>More information about the review process can be found here:<br><a href="http://www.boost.org/community/reviews.html" target="_blank">http://www.boost.org/community/reviews.html</a><br><br>We await your feedback!<br><br>Best regards,<br>Adam Wulkiewicz</div></div>

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