[Haiku-commits] Moving replys to the development list?
bonefish at cs.tu-berlin.de
Sat Jun 9 21:22:57 CEST 2007
On 2007-06-09 at 18:47:49 [+0200], Axel Dörfler <axeld at pinc-software.de>
> Michael Phipps <mphipps1 at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
> > Now that we have a development list, I think that we should move
> > replies to
> > this list to it.
> > 1) This list would become ONLY svn checkouts. This allows automated
> > tools
> > to work better/easier.
> > 2) Theoretically, people might want to subscribe to this list that
> > don't
> > understand the details, they just want to watch Haiku's progress. The
> > rest
> > of the stuff is incomprehensible to them.
> > 3) On the other side, some people (maybe on dialup or just people who
> > hate
> > floods of email) might well not want to be on this list but might be
> > on the
> > developer list.
> > Thoughts?
> 1) is pretty much useless; we don't need any automated tools going over
> the mailing list - it's all in there in SVN
> 2) so what? If the reply is incomprehensible, so is the SVN message
> 3) and?
> It's more convenient to have the reply (that might hide details) and
> the mail the reply is about in one list - that's pretty much what
> mailing lists are for.
I agree partially with either of you. If it's only a comment or question to
a commit, it's way more convenient to just reply to the list and shouldn't
really bother people. If one is really not interested in replies, filtering
out the "Re:..." mails is a trifle with any decent mail reader.
On the other hand, longish discussions should be moved to another list,
IMHO. With one or two exceptions that has been the common practice anyway.
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