do you know enough about what (other) Bazaar developers are doing?

William Dode wilk at
Tue Aug 5 22:05:49 BST 2008

On 05-08-2008, Robert Collins wrote:
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> On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 16:14 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
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>> James Westby wrote:
>> > On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 15:57 -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
>> >> 1. Maybe it's time to split the ML into development and user lists.
>> >> High traffic seems to be a common complaint.
>> >=20
>> > I think we should hold off on this for as long as possible. Obviously
>> > when that point is up for debate, and it may be that we've reached it.
>> I agree with that principle, but I think we may have reached that point.
>> I was sprinting last week, and it took me 'till today to catch up with
>> the list.  I've heard of people unsubscribing from the ML due to its
>> volume and now we hear from someone declaring "email bankruptcy" and
>> marking all messages "read".
> On the other hand, dividing the lists *by intent* divides the community.
> I don't have a particularly strong feeling here whether a new list will
> help or hinder; but I will note that if all the developers do not
> subscribe to the new list, then we'll essentially be partitioning users
> off and not seeing what they need... and there will be on-ramp for users
> to see what is going on and get dragged into developing unless they
> explicitly join the developers list.

Don't worry, bzr is essentialy for developpers, so users will not be 
afraid to go sometimes to the dev list, and bzr developpers will also be
happy on the user list... It's not like if it was a project with strong 
differences between users and devs.

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