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

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Wed Nov 18 19:17:15 UTC 2009

Until g.d.o gets actually useful email notifications, I am against this.

Right now, g.d.o is useless to me, because the notifications system has 

(All we really need is good titling and threaded support, for my 
purposes. it doesn't need to *respond* to email, I'm perfectly ok with 
clicking a link to reply).

Shai Gluskin 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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