ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-devel-discuss

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 7 19:11:10 GMT 2007

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 12:25:18AM +0100, Jan Claeys wrote:
> On di, 2007-03-06 at 08:25 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > 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?  ;-)

This is no joke; an excess of traffic means that important development work
is overlooked by developers who don't have time to follow high-traffic
mailing lists.  debian-devel is a prime example of how bad this can get.

The -devel/-devel-discuss split was already implemented to help avoid this
problem.  It has helped, and I'm looking for ways to make it work even

 - mdz

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