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

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 18 19:49:33 UTC 2009

Yeah I got an email from a GDO group yesterday for a message that was 
posted 4 days earlier.

But what would be really cool, though require some custom module work, 
is a way to make G.D.O operate more like Google Groups. People could 
choose to use the web site and/or email - ala listserv style. Of course 
that would require pumping emails through a script handler, which can be 
done in PHP. It would also be a rather sweet contrib module to allow 
other sites to do a similar type system.

Jamie Holly

Earl Miles wrote:
> 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 
> regressed.
> (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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