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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] flooding the devel list is a bad idea - weekly meetings?

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 21:18:54 -0500
On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Darrell Anderson
<humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> Because the trinity-devel list is flooded so much with
>> cmake problems
>> and such, we're showing the lack of coordination within the
>> project.
> That's not embarassing to me. Or bothersome.
> You folks do what you want. I'm still posting here when I have problems.

We can make one long thread of cmake errors, but that could become
extremely long and confusing.

We can also close the devel mailing list, but then people would go to
the regular users mailing list, which would scare normal users not
wanting to participate in development, and make us look very

We could force those interested in devel to use IRC, but some people
don't like IRC and some don't like mailing lists.

We could do a mailing list specfic to cmake, but once cmake porting is
complete, that would be useless to have anyway. Cmake is a part of
development anyway.

We could force people to use the forum, but some people don't like
forums. We'd also open up having one long confusing cmake thread, or
open up a section just for cmake and close it after, but I don't think
we should for the same reason as not having a cmake mailing list.

The fact that we are putting the cmake errors on the devel mailing
list while we are porting to cmake and that our main developers are
checking the devel mailing list shows that we do have some level of

We could see about setting up a bridge between the devel mailing list
and the devel forum to further bring us together, though I don't know
how active the forum is or if it would be worth it. I doubt that there
is a way to bridge IRC and mailing list. It may be worth it, though,
to have a bridge between the bugtracker and mailing list to make
(setup to file the bug in bugzilla, but post comments via bugtracker
or mailing list) may make it easier to discuss bugs.

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