[darcs-devel] [issue1085] darcs-devel sees only issue creations, not changes {revive 2009-09-01}

Eric Kow bugs at darcs.net
Sat Aug 22 11:10:44 UTC 2009

Eric Kow <kowey at darcs.net> added the comment:

Options (not all mutually exclusive):
 A. wont-fix
 B. add darcs-devel back to nosy
 C. add a roundup 'detector' to mail all changes to darcs-devel
 D. add a note about the bug-tracker to mailing list sig
 E. add ability to be creation-only nosy

I think we should rule out (E) because it's likely to be too much work


1. Clearly we need nosy lists around at least for the original reporter and
other people who may not be on the list.

2. This change would make bug-tracker activity more visible at the cost of
higher traffic.  Visibility is good.

3. A lot of bug-tracker activity is just admin noise, like the Issue Manager
changing the title of bugs.  Noise is bad.

4. I happen to agree with Karl Fogel when he says we discourage people from
having discussions on the tracker (Link to Producing OSS later).  I am slightly
afraid that doing this will lead to that sort of thing.

5. It sounds like we were partly using the lack of mailing list output to
'encourage' people to use the tracker... which sounds a little odd.

Heads up: I'm planning on flipping the switch so darcs-devel is nosy again. 
It'll probably just be on a provisional basis.  Try and see.  In the meantime,
I'm leaving this open for comment.

assignedto:  -> darcs-devel
nosy: +darcs-devel
status: unknown -> need-info
title: darcs-devel sees only issue creations, not changes -> darcs-devel sees only issue creations, not changes {revive 2009-09-01}

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