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Can users@svn consider using M2F or Gossamer threads?

From: Matt England <mengland_at_mengland.net>
Date: 2005-09-27 13:05:38 CEST


Can users_at_svn consider using http://mail2forum.com to "bridge"
http://svnforum.org/ and users_at_subversion.tigris.org ?

Here's the benefits of such a move:

1) No difference in email-list behavior

 From an email-list-user's perspective, nothing looks different.

2) The forum and email list communities merge

Right now the http://svnforum.org/ world lives and operates independently
of the users@subversion.tigris.org, and to me, that's a shame.

If we use the above bridge, then emails from the email list are posted on
the forum, and forum posts from the forum are sent to the email list. The
discussions are now "virtual," if you will, and span discussion "vehicles."

3) Better searchable archives

One can use the phpBB mechanism to search archives *in addition* (and not
mutually exclusive of) any existing or addition archive mechanisms in the

For what it's worth, M2F is close to a 1.2 release, and they're about to
fix the last significant bug that I've found running about a dozen
list-forum bridges on my server.

Also: I've talked to the svnforum.org maintainer in the past, and while we
haven't spoken in a while, he has thought that this would be a good
idea. Fair warning: I haven't linked up with him recently, so we may need
some time to get up to speed on the svnforum.org end...but I thought I
would try to get this conversation rolling on the email-list end so that
the debate and questions can start...assuming there's any interest.

If not doing any of that...is a Gossamer threads link in our future? I
find the current archiving mechanism sub-standard compared to others.


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