[development] Tips on keeping up?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Jun 4 21:54:35 UTC 2007

I do the same.  The issue queue mail gets anywhere from 70-150 messages on a typical day for me.  I just have it sort by name, then skim through and read anything that catches my interest.  When it gets over 2000 messages, I'll delete anything older than a week.  Also, if I open a new tab in firefox and type "d" in the location bar, its first suggestion is "drupal.org/project/issues/user".

(I'm not an addict, no, of course not...)

--Larry Garfield

On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 10:49:49 -1000, Rob Barreca <rob at electronicinsight.com> wrote:
> Tao,
> I go to http://drupal.org/project/issues/subscribe-mail and subscribe to
> All issues for the Drupal project (and any other modules I'm interested
> in). Then I filter my mail to a folder in Thunderbird. I'm sure there is
> a better way with RSS, but I like this...except for having 10,000+
> emails in my Drupal folder.
> Then, I just peruse any issue emails to see what's going on. It's a
> great way to stay up to date with development. You can always subscribe
> to just My issues to see any issues you've commented on.
> -Rob
> Tao Starbow wrote:
>> Hi List,
>> I could use some advice on keeping up with development, and where I
>> should be spending my time. Just today, I followed at link from the
>> front page to an issue that I had not seen before, and in the comments
>> found out that Dries was interested in having my find_paths module
>> modified and included into core.  I would have been thrilled to do it,
>> but unfortunately, the comment was from a month ago, and someone else
>> has already stepped up and done most of the work.
>> I keep up with the dev list, and planet drupal, a couple of groups
>> over at g.d.o, my own projects issue queue, and email about the user
>> group I run, and that pretty much consumes all of the time I have to
>> stay up-to-date.  And I still missed a key opportunity to contribute.
>> Do folks have advice?  Should I give up the dev list and focus on the
>> issues queues (and which ones)?  Should I stop reading Planet Drupal
>> and spend an hour a day over at #drupal?  Or should I just chill and
>> assume that if someone wants my help they will contact me directly?
>> thanks,
>> -tao

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