[development] Move Dev List to groups.drupal.org

Antonio P. P. Almeida perusio at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 18:54:32 UTC 2009

I agree with this idea. It could improve the usefulness of the
development list for members and non members. But right now g.d.o is
pretty much in a transition. I'm waiting for an account synch
requested almost 2 months ago. Also the current setting of "flooding"
the group subscribers with each edit/revision of a post/comment is
quite annoying. I don't know if there's a way to turn it off. 

Let's face it, MLs are much mature and stable than g.d.o right now.
I'm not picking with the g.d.o infrastructure team, I know that
there's a lot on their plate. Notwithstanding, we should aim for moving
everything to g.d.o. But first let it settle down. There's also the
push for the new d.o.   

In the meantime people can use the gmane interface to list for
searching up to date content:

--- appa

On 18 Nov 2009 18h30 WET, shai at content2zero.com wrote:

> I'm pulling this out as a separate thread...
> Jenniver wrote,
> Shai Gluskin wrote:
>> 3. *Move dev list to g.d.o.*   [...]
> I can sympathize with your desire to have a more searchable output
> for this list, on-line forums such as g.d.o are a huge barrier to
> participation compared to email lists.
> So if this list is moved to g.d.o and we want it to still be a
> useful list with immediate feedback and lots of participants, we
> would also need to provide a way for people to participate fully via
> email (i.e. make it so it looks and acts just like an email
> list). In which case, the threads will look/act/search like email,
> and I don't think we will have solved anything.
> --Jennifer
> My issue with the search results at
> http://lists.drupal.org/pipermail/development is not the formatting;
> it's the content. Searching on terms like "module development" the
> top results are from March. I mean, there really is something wrong.
> Given the delays in upgrading to the new d.o. design, I'm not sure
> where things stand. But I know there were definitely discussions
> about tweaking the notifications system and also adding Mail Comment
> (formerly Mail2Web): http://drupal.org/node/634074. Mail Comment
> would allow for replicating list serve functionality for folks who
> don't want to go to g.d.o. And again... I don't care about the
> formatting; I want the transparency, the integration with d.o. web
> sites, it running on Drupal, and also the much more personal and
> community feel you get at g.d.o with user pics/profiles etc. With
> Mail Comment we can have the push of the list serve but the better
> functionality of g.d.o.
> Shai

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