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Re: beta@ feedback mailing list?

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 13:28:45 +0200

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:06 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> Andreas Stieger wrote on Tue, May 09, 2017 at 12:55:31 +0200:
>> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>> > One of the ideas that came up was to establish a dedicated mailing list
>> > for beta / pre-release feedback. The thinking is that having a channel
>> > for advanced users to discuss 1.10-dev issues in — without noise from
>> > support requests or design discussions — might encourage more such
>> > discussion to happen.
>> I don't know that given the current volume on either dev@ or users@
>> would give way to a noise issue that would require a dedicated list
>> for beta.
> The point wasn't that the current lists are too busy. The point was
> whether creating a dedicated list would encourage or enable users to
> give feedback.
> I.e., would we receive more feedback with a dedicated list than with our
> "post to users@" policy (the one we repeat in every release announcement)?

Yes, I think that's a valid argument. It might help in creating some
more traction focused around beta-testing 1.10 (in that case, maybe we
should call the next 1.10 pre-release a "beta" instead of an "alpha"
-- otherwise the announcement on our website might be a bit weird:
"Subversion 1.10 alpha 3 has been released. Please test and report
your feedback on beta-users_at_s.a.o" :-))

Received on 2017-05-09 13:29:10 CEST

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