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Re: Document our WIP

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: Document our WIP
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:16:21 -0400

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 07:52:30PM +0200, Léo Le Bouter wrote:
> On Tue, 2021-03-30 at 12:37 +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> > To me, a good way to make sure work remains “in progress” is to post
> > regular updates to this list, and then to write blog posts for the
> > web
> > site whenever an important milestone is reached.
> > 
> > I think a web page is likely to quickly become outdated… unless said
> > work transitions from “in progress” to “stalled”.  :-)
> I feel like using the mailing list fails at solving one concern that is
> discoverability of WIP problems for people to show up and help tackle
> them, even if they were abandonned by the people who started them. Not
> everyone can handle the load of incoming mail in the ML. On the GNOME
> 40 upgrade for example I linked the mailing list thread on the wiki
> page also. The wiki page is also more likely to get outdated if it
> doesnt have great visibility on the GNU Guix official website, that,
> for sure.

Yeah, I agree that it's hard to learn about "what's cooking" when you
first arrive at the mailing lists.

It's true that wikis tend to get out of date, but I think that it won't
be too bad for this use case. At least, it won't be worse than the
mailing lists, for newcomers who want to know about longer-term efforts
like the GNOME upgrade.

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