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From Andrew Black <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Retirement of stdcxx to the 'Attic'?
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 20:17:03 GMT
While I am not completely familiar with the process, I took a couple 
minutes to look at the website for the Attic project ( ), and I thought I'd summarize the implications 
of this move as I understand them.  A move to the attic means the 
following (major) changes to the STDCXX project:
* The STDCXX PMC will be dissolved.
* The following resources will be made read-only:
** The subversion repository ( )
** The JIRA project ( )
** The wiki ( )
* The dev@, commits@ and private@ mailing lists will be closed

Once the project has been moved to the attic, it will only be moved out 
if one of the following events happen:
* The community is restarted in the Apache Incubator.
* The PMC is recreated.
* The project is forked. I get the impression that there are at least a 
couple informal forks of the codebase out there, but I have neither the 
time nor inclination to follow these forks and commit the changes back 
to subversion. The Attic website says they will link to any forks which 
have been created, but I don't know what criteria must be met for this 
to happen.

--Andrew Black

On 02/02/2012 12:03 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
> Fans and contributors,
> it appears that the stdcxx project is entirely dormant.  The ASF has
> launched a new 'Attic' project over the past two years, to neatly
> retire dormant works until and unless a community comes along who
> wishes to revive the effort.
> As a simple formality your votes please;
>   [ ] +1 - stdcxx committee should be retired, with code sent to the Attic
>   [ ] -1 - No, stdcxx should not fold, I am still contributing, and
>            [would serve|am serving] on its project management committee
> The results of this vote will be taken up by the ASF Board of Directors
> at their 15 Feb meeting.

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