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Re: Excessive email from Savannah Bug Tracking System

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Excessive email from Savannah Bug Tracking System
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:25:43 -0700
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James Youngman wrote:
> I made a change to the Savannah bug tracking system for findutils
> about a week back.  It currently sends an email to the bug-findutils
> list every time I make (or anybody else makes) a change to any of the
> bugs logged on Savannah.  A week's experience with this now makes me
> lean toward the proposition that this generates too much email for the
> preferences of many list members.  Is this the case?  Would you prefer
> not to receive this email?

I like having that information in _a_ mailing list.  Thank you for
turning that on as a feature.  It can then be searched easily since
google will thread it.  The discussion part of the message is very
useful content.  But because the mail is an automated form-style of
message it is pretty ugly formatting.  So in the same mailbox as
everything else it is a harsh transition back and forth.  And you have
been quite busy this last week too (good job) so there has been quite
few messages coming through.

I would rather those submissions go to a different mailing list.  This
would be similar to the cvs commits in other groups that go to a
separate mailing list.  That would keep the bug and discussion list
cleaner.  Sure it is possible to filter this into a different folder
using procmail.  And that is what I have done.  Which means to me it
would make more sense to make it a different list.


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