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Re: Idea: waterway@subversion.apache.org mailing list

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:35 +0200

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_apache.org> wrote:
> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
>> Would it be useful to have a mailing list dedicated for communications
>> between us (upstream developers) and various downstream packagers and
>> distributors?
>>
>> I suppose this basically boils down to whether downstream
>> packagers/distributors are happy to follow this list (or users@, which
>> we occasionally use for minor announcements / calls for testing), or
>> whether a channel of lower volume than those two but higher than
>> announce@ would be useful.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>
> I think it's totally unreasonable to expect downstream people to follow
> dev@ or users@. I think we should consider putting minor announcements
> and (infrequent, targeted) calls for testing on announce@, to solve that
> part. Does then following announce@ and the security channel(s) not work
> well enough for distributors? Is it too hard or non-obvious for them to
> communicate back to us perhaps, or any other problems you have been
> thinking of?

I'm wondering whether it's indeed easy enough for them to communicate
back to us. Announce@ is a one-way channel I suppose.

Of course they could give feedback or ask questions via users@ or
dev@. But then the other downstream people (who might be having the
same problems / thoughts) wouldn't pick that up, because as you said
it's unreasonable to expect them to follow those lists. I.e. they
might learn from each other, or reinforce each other's complaints ( /
praise) towards us. Or discuss various ideas (e.g. for API needs)
amongst themselves together with us devs.

Maybe one of the downstreamers that happens to read this could chime
in with their thoughts? Right now we're mostly hypothesizing from our
end ...

-- 
Johan
Received on 2017-08-21 15:29:00 CEST

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