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Re: Separate Mailing Lists for Patches vs General Dev Discussion?

From: Danny Milosavljevic
Subject: Re: Separate Mailing Lists for Patches vs General Dev Discussion?
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:25:16 +0200


On Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:35:57 +0200
Florian Paul Schmidt <address@hidden> wrote:

> I'm following the Guix-Project, even if not contributing much because of 
> time constraints. The one, very simple to implement, thing that would 
> make following the project more easy IMHO would be a separate list for 
> patches. Or maybe the other way around: A separate list for more general 
> discussion :)
> What do you think?

I think it would be easier if you created a filter rule in your mail user agent 
that filters out E-Mails that have subjects that start with "[PATCH". No need 
to seperate mailinglists at the server for that. Also, maybe you will want to 
look at a patch later, and then you have to subscribe to the other list. There 
are enough barriers to contribution already. Patches are posted here in order 
to invite discussion, it's not a commit autobot that posts them or anything. 

Also, at least I post patches as response to non-patch discussions as well - 
that's important for context. I even post bug reports as response to other 
posts - also for context. This context would be lost in your scenario.

I don't see why one would subscribe to the devel mailing list if one didn't 
want to see patches. I mean what would the development consist of? Writing 
poems? :)

There's a user help list, help-guix. I'm not subscribed to it. Just now I 
checked help-guix archives and there was a discussion about Guix on ARM I would 
have been interested in but completely missed. Creating another list would make 
it worse in my opinion.

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