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Re: [PROPOSAL] Consider splitting out dev@svn into users@svn?

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-19 08:26:16 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:

> For those of us who are volunteer developers (at least!), we need to
> prioritize our time. And, trying to sift through 900-odd messages
> sent over a few days isn't a good use of that time (IMHO). I'm more
> liable to just hit 'delete all' than actually read the unread
> messages. That's not good because I feel that I can contribute a
> little bit to the discussions (namely anything to do with autoconf,
> WebDAV, APR, httpd, etc.). But, I'm just overwhelmed with the volume
> right now.

I hear you. I *am* paid to work on this software, and I can assure
you that I read only a quarter of the mails on this list. There are
those who feel they must read every mail to stay on top of things -- I
am most definitely not one of 'em.

> What I would like to propose is that we've finally hit the threshold
> where the Subversion user community may be able to sustain a mailing
> list. This should hopefully alleviate the pressure on the dev@svn
> list and reduce the volume on that list. In order to properly
> bootstrap users@svn, all people currently on dev@svn should be
> automagically subscribed to users@svn. (Thanks to Fitz for suggesting
> this.)

Yeah, the bootstrap thing is a grand idea. (Go, Fitz!) Sorry to
admit that I'll immediately bail out of that list (for much the same
reasons that I typically avoid the #svn IRC channel and no longer read
personal email at work). Of course, I never mind getting brought into
a conversation where my particular set of knowledge is useful and
requested -- I love being known as a sort of repository
mortician/healer, for example -- but even on my most egotistical days
I can't imagine this happening "often". :-)

+1 on users@

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Received on Sat Jul 19 08:27:08 2003

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