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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: qemu-devel now defaults to reply-to "poster"

From: Jan Kiszka
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: qemu-devel now defaults to reply-to "poster"
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:11:20 +0200
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François Revol wrote:
>> Anthony Liguori wrote:
>>> So now when you hit Reply-to-all, your mail client will include the
>>> person who sent the original mail.  This has been a frequently 
>>> requested
>>> change.
>> Hurray!
>> I think we should now encourage proper CC'ing when posting patches, 
>> ie.
>> ask patch submitters to
>>  - add the related subsystem maintainer (if identifiable)
>>  - add the author of the commit that is about to be fixed, enhanceed,
>>    reverted etc.
>>  - add people who commented on / contributed to previous versions of 
>> the
>>    patch
> I thought the purpose of a mailing list was to handle the *list* of 
> people to **mail* to automatically... looks like offloading to humans 
> back...

This unfortunately only works (more or less) up to certain level of
topics you try to follow actively, often also across multiple lists.
Well, we would need reliable semantic filtering, I guess. If you have
such a tool, free for everyone, please tell us. For now the common
workaround is CC'ing.


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