[development] Overwhelmed by traffic on this list

Charlie Lowe cel4145 at cyberdash.com
Wed Jan 11 00:15:00 UTC 2006

Robin wrote:

"In theory, digest mode would work for this, since you can just scan the

That's what I do since half of what everyone talks about concerning code 
is beyond me :) However, it is good to see the focus of the discussions 
even when I don't understand the details.

And you are right. Dries and others are very good about using good 
subject lines for announcements. It's easy to pick them up from the list 
of messages at the beginning of the digest.

One thing that might help, though, is that sometimes the development 
list is very, very active and many digests go out during the day. For 
those following along, one digest a day is good, but more might not 
really be necessary. For mailman, set the "How big in Kb should a digest 
be before it gets sent out?" parameter for digest a lot higher than it 
currently is. "Should a digest be dispatched daily when the size 
threshold isn't reached?" should definitely be set to yes.

Charlie Lowe

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