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Re: Development ML


I would find this helpful for managing/organizing email traffic for sure...

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 8:25 AM, Jay Pipes <jaypipes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 02/07/2012 04:49 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
>> Jay Pipes wrote:
>>> So, the topic of multiple mailing lists has come up before and we've
>>> even tried topical mailing lists before, but the amount of traffic on
>>> them tends to be too low for it to be worth the extra ML subscription.
>>> I've also made the argument before that with a general mailing list
>>> (this one), you get a wider audience and people that may not always get
>>> excited about distribution specifics may be exposed to important
>>> discussions, learn something new, and in general just be made aware of
>>> the state of a particular subcommunity by scanning/skimming emails.
>> I agree that topical development MLs are not worth it...
>> That said, I think it's time to split development discussions from
>> user/operations questions. Over the recent months with more people using
>> OpenStack the volume of non-development-related emails has reached a
>> level that makes it difficult to parse. As an example, I read all the
>> development emails, while I only read the rest of the emails based on
>> topic -- separating the lists would be a great help for me. The
>> audiences are slightly different too.
>> The risks are that (1) non-development topics end up in the development
>> mailing-list anyway, and (2) developers ignore the non-development ML.
>> In order to mitigate those risks, I propose that we create a new
>> openstack-dev mailing-list, only for development discussions (new deps,
>> blueprint discussion, FFEs, packaging, core-dev proposals...).
>> Everything else should remain on the usual list, including governance
>> discussions, usage discussions, community events etc.
>> Creating a new list should avoid most of risk (1), and we should just be
>> careful to redirect non-development-related topics to the other ML if it
>> still happens. Developers should still be subscribed to the usual ML to
>> catch up with all the other openstack topics, which should avoid most of
>> risk (2).
>> What do you think ?
> I'm not a fan of multiple mailing lists given our experience in the past
> with fragmented discussions... I still don't think the amount of traffic on
> the mailing list is particularly cumbersome, but maybe I'm a minority in
> that regard. I appreciate having all my OpenStack ML threads in a single ML.
> Best,
> -jay
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