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Re: So, honestly, is GNUStep a viable development option?

From: Gregory John Casamento
Subject: Re: So, honestly, is GNUStep a viable development option?
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:02:48 -0800 (PST)


I, personally, could take or leave forums... I don't care one way or the other. 
  The issue I have with this discussion is that you have yet to show any valid 
and compelling reason to change *beyond* "that's what everyone else is doing."

If you could enumerate some advantages, aside from that, that forums have over 
mailing lists, I would be glad to consider it.

The advantages of mailing lists, as I see it are:

* It actually comes to you.   You always know when there's a new message 
because it appears in your inbox.  You don't need to go and check on a webpage 
for it
* You can easily locate your last read message.  With a forum, you need to 
browse backwards until you find the last read message.
* There tend to be more "help me" messages on a forum.  
(Probably more...)

Later, GJC
Gregory Casamento -- OLC, Inc 
# GNUstep Chief Maintainer

----- Original Message ----
From: Mark Grice <address@hidden>
To: Markus Hitter <address@hidden>
Cc: GNUstep Discuss Discuss <address@hidden>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:49:00 PM
Subject: Re: So, honestly, is GNUStep a viable development option?

Using a forum is incredibly complex?

It is odd how these "incredibly complex" forums continue to be adopted
by virtually every other OS, Language and development system out


(I could give you 1000 examples, really...)

And yet I keep hearing from the GNUStep group that forums are
"complicated" , "useless for regular use",  and "terribly time

This kind of response leaves me shaking my head and wondering...

On Nov 14, 2007 11:59 AM, Markus Hitter <address@hidden> wrote:
> Am 13.11.2007 um 14:37 schrieb Mark Grice:
> > 1. Stop the mailing list and put up a forum. That is the preferred
> > method of communication for most people these days.
> Perhaps it's the method of communication currently in fashion, but
> Forii are so incredibly complex to handle (compared to a local mail
> reader), you'd immediately get rid of users like me.
> There are systems combining a forum and a mailing list, though.
> Markus
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
> http://www.jump-ing.de/

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