Nat Goodspeed | 2 Jun 15:02 2016

Boost.Fiber mini-review May 23 - June 1: review report

The Boost.Fiber mini-review is now closed. Results:

Bjorn Reese: YES
Niall Douglas (private): YES
Agustín K-ballo Bergé: YES

Niall Douglas reminds me that in a previous mini-review he already
voted to accept the Fiber library. Unless he stated that he had
changed his mind, it would be reasonable to carry forward that "yes"
vote. However, he did reaffirm his previous stance.

In that spirit, let me remind the community of another couple previous
positive votes:

Eugene Yakubovich
Antony Polukhin

Significantly, there were no remaining NO votes.

I therefore conclude that the Boost community ACCEPTS the Fiber
library into the Boost family of libraries.

On behalf of the Boost community, I would like to congratulate Oliver
Kowalke not only for his engineering work, but for considerable
patience in working to improve the library and its documentation.
Thank you, Oliver!
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Nat Goodspeed | 23 May 18:20 2016

Boost.Fiber mini-review May 23 - June 1

Hi all,

The Boost.Fiber candidate library by Oliver Kowalke begins a
mini-review today, Monday May 23, which will close Wednesday June 1.
It was last reviewed in September 2015; the verdict at that time was
"not yet." Oliver has been working steadily to address review comments
and to improve the library in other ways, and has brought the library
back for mini-review.

The updated documentation is here:
http://olk.github.io/libs/fiber/doc/html/index.html

The code is on the master branch of this repository:
https://github.com/olk/boost-fiber/tree/master

I believe it is Oliver's intention to respond to review feedback on
the develop branch, leaving the master branch stable during the
review.

I will monitor reviews and discussion on both the boost-users <at>  list
and the boost <at>  developers' list. Please include at least "fiber" and
"review" in the subject line of your mail, e.g. by replying to this
message. (Please reply to only ONE list, however.)

I will also check the Boost Library Incubator for Fiber reviews:
http://rrsd.com/blincubator.com/bi_library/fiber/?gform_post_id=859
though I check that less frequently than email.

Please do remember to state in your review whether you think the
library should be accepted as a Boost library.
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Niall Douglas | 22 May 13:18 2016

Rebooting Boost: Call for Lightning Talks <at> CppCon

At C++ Now a number of informal meetings showed there to be 
frustrations with the current ecosystem around the Boost C++ 
Libraries (to paraphrase a founder of Boost, "Boost is supposed to 
serve *the entire C++ community; it isn't Boost's goal to serve 
Boost's community*". Recent and recurrent boost-dev discussions have 
raised the lack of cmake based tooling; lack of ABI management and 
the consequent ODR violation when mixing Boost versions in the same 
process; the anti-social behaviour of Boost towards library end 
users, new ideas, new blood and the wider C++ community; and the 
chronic lack of maintenance of up to half the Boost libraries.

One question which needs to be answered is whether a clean reboot of 
Boost from the first principles of proving high quality C++ libraries 
well suited for use with the latest C++ standard is viable. This new 
collection of C++ libraries would be started completely from scratch 
(even if some existing libraries were ported into the new 
organisation), so ANYTHING is possible. All we need is a critical 
mass of library developers willing to collaborate on developing a 
shared infrastructure mutually beneficial to all participants, 
whether library developer or library end user.

To that end of discovering if this critical mass is there, five 
minute lightning talk topics are requested for CppCon this September 
on this topic:

"What design pattern, practice or idiom should a standards aspiring 
collection of C++ 14/17 libraries share?"

Please keep each talk topic focused on a single design pattern, 
practice or idiom (see suggested talk format below). Each speaker may 
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Ronald Garcia | 17 May 18:54 2016
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Review Wizard Report for May 2016


==============================================
Review Wizard Status Report for May 2016
==============================================

News
====

1. Boost 1.58 Released April 2015. New Libraries: Endian, Sort
2. Metaparse Library Accepted
3. Hana Library Accepted
4. DLL Library Accepted
5. Http Library Rejected
6. Boost 1.59 Released August 2015. New Libraries: Coroutine2, Convert
7. AFIO Library Reviewed
8. Fiber Library Conditionally Accepted
9. Boost 1.60 Released December 2015. New Libraries: Variadic Macro Data
10. Quaternions, Vectors, Matrices Accepted
11. Fit Library Rejected    
11. Boost 1.61 Released May 2016.  New Libraries: Compute, DLL,
    Metaparse, Hana

Open Issues
===========

The following libraries have review managers, but have not yet been
scheduled for review:

* Range Extensions - added May 2012; review manager: Neil Groves.

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Vicente J. Botet Escriba | 3 Apr 16:36 2016
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[Boost-users] Boost.Fit review Mars 3-20 result

Hi,

I will be out for two weeks and I wanted to at least give the result of the Boost.Fit library review even if I
would need more time to have a complete report.

Summary
=======

The review of the proposed Boost.Fit library ended on Mars 20, 2016. The verdict is:

 Conditional acceptance (a new review is needed)

There were too much concerns about the documentation and what exactly this library is proposing and not
enough reviews commenting the design, code and test for each one of the proposed functions.

From the review discussion I deduce that there is some interest in the library, and that some people don't
understand yet what the library is proposing.

Paul has started already to take in account some if the issues raised during the review and a lot of them must
be resolved before we re-try a new review.
There were some discussion about the name of the library, but there were no consensus. Paul is free to change
the name of his library and see how people react.

On behalf of the Boost community, I would like to thank Paul Fultz for the work he has put into the Fit library
so far.
I encourage him to continue to evolve this library and to bring it back for a new review.

We had seven 6 formal votes, and 2 more votes without a complete review abbreviated here:

Steaven Watanabe: No in his current state
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Rene Rivera | 13 May 14:07 2016
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Boost 1.61.0 has been released

Release 1.61.0 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 four new libraries and numerous enhancements and bug fixes for existing libraries.

New Libraries

* Compute: Parallel/GPU-computing library, from Kyle Lutz.
* DLL: Library for comfortable work with DLL and DSO, from Renato Tegon Forti and Antony Polukhin
* Hana: A modern C++ metaprogramming library, from Louis Dionne.
* Metaparse: A library for generating compile time parsers parsing embedded DSL code as part of the C++ compilation process, from Abel Sinkovics.

For details, including download links, see http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.61.0

You can also download directly from SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.61.0/

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 1.61.0 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 four new libraries and numerous enhancements and bug fixes for existing libraries.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>New Libraries</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>* Compute: Parallel/GPU-computing library, from Kyle Lutz.</div>
<div>* DLL: Library for comfortable work with DLL and DSO, from Renato Tegon Forti and Antony Polukhin</div>
<div>* Hana: A modern C++ metaprogramming library, from Louis Dionne.</div>
<div>* Metaparse: A library for generating compile time parsers parsing embedded DSL code as part of the C++ compilation process, from Abel Sinkovics.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>For details, including download links, see <a href="http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.61.0" target="_blank">http://www.boost.org/users/news/version_1.61.0</a>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>You can also download directly from SourceForge: <a href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.61.0/" target="_blank">http://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost/1.61.0/</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/1.61.0/" target="_blank">https://sourceforge.net/projects/boost/files/boost-binaries/1.61.0/</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" target="_blank">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>
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 
request worth reading at https://goo.gl/7v3VMK. Thanks are also due 
to the Boost Steering Committee for moving so quickly to vote on 
this, and to Boris Schäling for finding sponsorship for this effort.

And finally congratulations to the veteran students!

Niall and Bryce

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

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/

Student: Jakub Szuppe

Status: Official Boost library

* Boost.Hana, mentored by Joel Falcou.
https://boostorg.github.io/hana/

Student: Louis Dionne

Status: Official Boost library

* Boost.Http, mentored by Bjorn Reese.
https://boostgsoc14.github.io/boost.http/

Student: Vinícius dos Santos Oliveira

Status: One peer review held

* Boost.Fixed-Point, mentored by Paul Bristow.
https://github.com/BoostGSoC15/fixed_point

Student: Nikhar Agrawal

Status: Not peer reviewed

We are aware of the following Boost libraries who have strong but 
new-to-Boost potential student candidates in the pipeline for summer 
of code 2016:

* Boost.odeint, mentored by Karsten Ahnert and Mario Mulansky

There is even less chance we can find funding for these, but if any 
of the veteran students or mentors has to suddenly pull out before 
the summer, we would substitute one of these projects instead. 
Therefore, if mentors had a really excellent student lined up for 
2016, please let us know.

None of the above should be read that summer of code 2016 is going 
ahead. We just need some hard numbers with which to lobby for 
funding. We will get back to the community as soon as we know more.

We need all this information requested above back BEFORE this weekend 
as we will be making use of the Jacksonville ISO WG21 meeting 
currently happening to grab the right people to ask them for 
donations from their corporate bodies.

If YOUR corporate org would be willing to help sponsor a summer of 
code student, either partially or in full, PLEASE get in touch. 
Donations to Boost are tax deductible for US taxpayers.

Thank you all very much in advance!

Niall

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

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!

Finally, I'd like to thank Jon Kalb who moved heaven and earth as he 
always does to get the GSoC application submitted in time.

Yours,
Niall Douglas

-- 
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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!

Finally, I'd like to thank Jon Kalb who moved heaven and earth as he 
always does to get the GSoC application submitted in time.

Yours,
Niall Douglas

--

-- 
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http://www.nedproductions.biz/ 
http://ie.linkedin.com/in/nialldouglas/

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.

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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 
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

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 
good student, and that is best done by getting project ideas floated 
*early*.

If you want to know more about mentoring a Google Summer of Code 
funded student work before you nominate yourself, please feel free to 
ask on the main Boost developers mailing list boost <at> lists.boost.org 
or via gsoc-admin <at> boost.org. Thank you in advance for your time.  

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