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Vesa Solonen <vsolonen@...>
Sat, 6 Dec 2008 19:09:17 +0200 (EET)
Alpine 1.99 (SOC 1136 2008-08-12)
It seems that threading got messed last time. I beg your pardon for that.
I'd like to ask your opinions about the possible change to SF.net mailing
list. The reasoning follows. First of all Yahoo does hide attached patches
from freeview and that is really bad, because unregistered can not access
them which means less discussion and less participants to the development.
Archives. They are way better usable on SF than Yahoo. Naturally that's
not of merit to seasoned developers, but very valuable for woud be
developers who need to study old stuff throughly.
UI. That is somewhat imho, but the fact is there is more screen estate for
the subject and way less advertising on SF than Yahoo. Browsing messages
is also faster and one may choose page layout freely on SF.
Bloat. Yahoo adds too much marketing crap to the messages. Yes, SF puts a
notice along too, but it is subtle and shows good taste.
For example I suggest visiting gEDA achives, which are really fine.
I had earlier discussion about the subject with Igor and he said he would
be willing to do the switch if consensus is reached on the subject.
According to him SF is better too. In case I have misunderstood you Igor,
please clarify your position. Practical matters of the switch aren't too
familiar to me yet, but maybe Igor is willing to explain those. My guess
is copying the subscriber list to SF along the archives. If someone gets
even better practical proposal than SF, I'm also along.