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Re: Suggestion to group

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 12:09:12 -0500

Nick Gilbert <nick_at_x-rm.com> writes:
> I guess you also think it's a good idea to just put ALL our files into
> the same folder but prefix every file with the project name?
> In fact why don't we have just one massive subversion repository for
> all of us!
> You HAVE to organise mailing lists into different folders if you're on
> more than one or two lists and doing this using the existing headers
> is VERY VERY EASY and takes only a few seconds per mailing list when
> you first sign up.
> I don't see why so many people in this thread have such an issue with
> organising stuff when they're using *subversion*!

I should stay out of this thread, but I can't resist here... :-)

Although I'm against adding the prefix to the subject line, I'd like
to point out that at least one major contributor to Subversion (Greg
Stein, who wrote the first networking layer and much else, and was
instrumental in getting us to 1.0) reads all his mail in one big
folder, just as it comes in, with no filtering into subfolders.

He's very responsive to email, and I've never noticed him having a
problem managing his inbox.

I'd go crazy if I tried to read mail the way he does, though.

The lesson I take away from this is that everybody does things
differently, and that's fine :-). It's just that in this particular
case, anything anyone might want to do can be done entirely on the
client side, since all the necessary information is in the headers,
and that way we don't take valuable subject-line real estate away from
posters and readers who would prefer to have the maximum available

Can't believe I posted again, have a nice day everyone! :-)


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