ianmarks at aapt.net.au
Fri Dec 15 23:01:18 UTC 2006
I have been using Xfce and Xubuntu for quite a while now. Although I am
not a programmer I have subscribed to the developers list to keep up
with what is happening. Personally I would appreciate a users list as I
do not want to distract developers away from the continual development I
appreciate with Xubuntu. Any problems I have had I have usually solved
through the Ubuntu forums, but as some of these have been Xubuntu
specific it would have been useful to have a Xubuntu specific users list
which I believe would have sped up the process and made it easier to
solve these issues.
Thank you to all who have made Xubuntu a great distro!
Adam Miller wrote:
> There has already been occasions where xubuntu users have posted to
> the devel list and been told not to post questions here because it is
> for development discussion. Worst case scenario with a xubuntu-users
> list, someone will say "sorry, i don't know the answer to that"
> xubuntu-users still has my vote.
> On 12/15/06, *Jim Campbell* <jwcampbell at gmail.com
> <mailto:jwcampbell at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 12/15/06, *Foxy* < foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk
> <mailto:foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk>> wrote:
> I agree with Jani. With xubuntu-users list we can have a
> situation when
> people are asking questions but no one answers them. I think
> that as
> soon as the number of user related questions on
> becomes substantial to justify a separate list we should go
> for it.
> I agree that it would be bad to have too many unanswered questions
> on a xubuntu-user mailing list, but I don't think we'd want to
> gauge user interest by how many user-related questions are sent to
> this developer mailing list.
> I know that there have been a couple of emails from users on here
> that have gotten a polite form of the response, "this is developer
> mailing list . . . ." Surely this would discourage regular users
> from sending more user-related questions here.
> Maybe a better way to check would be to gauge interest in the IRC
> channel. Publicizing the existence of the user mailing list (in
> some way shape or form) would also help get it off the ground.
> Maybe we could put a news blurb on xubuntu.org
> <http://xubuntu.org> and get a note about it included in the
> Ubuntu newsletter that gets created every week or so . . .
> jwcampbell at gmail.com <mailto:jwcampbell at gmail.com>
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