ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss

Jan Claeys lists at janc.be
Tue Mar 6 23:25:18 GMT 2007

On di, 2007-03-06 at 08:25 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 03:59:12PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Matt Zimmerman writes ("Re: ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss"):
> > > In addition to the problem I explained in my previous message (that such
> > > instructions are often disregarded), the appropriate reply address depends
> > > on which list the user is reading.  Replies to messages on
> > > ubuntu-devel-discuss should be directed back to that list only, rather than
> > > to ubuntu-devel.  This means that the reply instructions can't be set by the
> > > sender, but must be added by the mailing list, something which is often
> > > controversial.
> > 
> > I don't think this is the right approach.  The replies to any
> > particular message should go to one place.  If the head article is
> > crossposted, there should nevertheless be one place where the followup
> > discussion will happen.
> This principle conflicts with my earlier position that developers should be
> able to follow only -devel, and not -devel-discuss.  Therefore, to post
> something to -devel which is only intended to be followed on -discuss is
> problematic.

I hope the Ubuntu developers know how to filter mail and only read those
threads they are interested in?  ;-)

The mail to -devel would make sure that they know about the discussion
going on in -devel-discuss, and thus they can decide themselves whether
it is something they want to follow or not.  And in case they really
don't want to subscribe to -devel-discuss, there are always the list
archives, gmane, etc.

Jan Claeys

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