[darcs-users] HEADS-UP! darcs-devel now open for business
kowey at darcs.net
Wed Nov 17 16:02:59 UTC 2010
Thanks to everybody who commented on the splitting darcs-users thread
from September .
Taking your advice into account, I decided to go with a traditional
So if you are interested in participating in, or observing darcs
development, darcs-devel is now open for human traffic. Please
subscribe at http://lists.osuosl.org/mailman/listinfo/darcs-devel
Here are my recommendations. They are fairly loose and they shy
away from trying to cut the lists up into themes:
1. Developers: please subscribe to both users and devel. I hope this
is a reasonable request given the size of our community.
If you're using auto-filtering, it may be a good idea to make sure
that darcs-devel is as visible to you as darcs-users is.
I want people to be confident that they can reach developers by
sending messages to darcs-users. I also want #3 to work.
2. Patch tracker and issue tracker traffic both go to darcs-devel.
This should cut traffic in about half for people on darcs-users.
(Issue tracker traffic was always to darcs-devel, but patch tracker
traffic was to darcs-users)
Developers: if you're not used to seeing issue tracker traffic,
you're in for a bit more noise.
3. Don't worry about what the "right" place for a discussion is. As far
as I'm concerned, the only difference is that darcs-devel has a
smaller audience and more traffic than darcs-users.
If you really want some hints:
- Use darcs-devel for patches and patch reviews. Low-level nuts
and bolts discussions could probably go here too, for example,
discussing how the screened branch is used.
- Use darcs-users for anything you want a bigger audience for.
Strategic discussions like the Darcs roadmap should probably go
here. Discussions on new features, and user-facing stuff like
config file formats, or retiring old-fashioned are fair game for
darcs-users as far as I'm concerned.
Basically, if you worrying about which list to use, you may be
thinking too hard.
Anyway, I hope this has the intended effect!
PS. apologies to anybody receiving a huge batch of darcs messages in
one go; mailman got stuck on our end
Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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