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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-21 16:24:17 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:
> I know I'll get beaten down for this, but I need to bring this up to
> ease my troubled mind...

I agree -- it's time. There are enough people using Subversion now
that a users list can support itself, and much of the dev list traffic
isn't stuff developers need to see.

> 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.) The people who have time constraints can unsubscribe from the
> lists they don't have the time for. Hopefully, there will be enough
> developers interested in bootstrapping the user community mailing
> list. (The CollabNet guys probably have the time to read all of these
> emails! Ha!)

Nope, even we don't :-).

> I'm concerned we're at the point where there is so much traffic that
> it'll be hard to attract new developers who are interested in
> contributing and the mail traffic is just going to be too much. And,
> I realize this would introduce growing pains as we figure out the
> right topic mix of dev@svn and a new users@svn. Hopefully, the
> community will benefit from this growth in the long-term...
> Thanks for listening and please let me know what you think. -- justin

Judging by the responses, most people agree it's time.

I've set up the users list now, in the way you described (I copied
over the subscribers, digest subscribers, moderators, and allowed
posters from the dev list). I'll send a separate mail to both
announcing this.


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Received on Mon Jul 21 17:18:31 2003

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