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Boost and bugs

peterkochlarsen
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When I look at the number of open bugs, I am a bit alarmed. How come there are so many? I believe that boost in general is very high quality software, but I have a feeling that the bugs in the database do not get closed in due time. They have probably been fixed but for some reason remain open.
Could we have a process where the bugs-database is having a view with fresh eyes, and could we even close bugs where we have some confidence that the bug does not exist anymore?
Also, It would be nice if we could have some knowledge about the maintenance status of each library. Is it actively developed, do bugs get fixed or is the library dead in the sense that no one is looking after it anymore? For some of these libraries, there could also be a comment as to where to look for a better component. Perhaps it is now in the standard (as for shared_ptr), or it is due to be replaced with a better library (from mpl to hana or from spirit::qi to X3).
Any thoughts?