DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-01
Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
On Sun, January 6, 2008 4:06 am, Bill Hacker wrote:
Opinion from the 'cheap seats' - I check ~user, ~kernel, and ~commits
every day or two. ~commits is lower traffic than the average
devel/support mailing list, and the other two far, far less yet.
Mind - usually solid stuff - very low-noise.
So - what defines 'low-traffic' then? One message per week? per month?
I don't mean low-traffic as in absolute message count, but low-traffic in
that there's very few messages that don't affect everyone.
Much of the user@/kernel@/commits@ discussion is about things that don't
affect day-to-day use, and there's no reason to force people to parse
I don't disagree in general - but what I'm pointing to is that with as few posts
per-day on other-than ~d.commits as we have now, there isn't much to have to
parse anyway. And given any reasonably-sane newsreader pullign 'Subject:'
headers, neither force nor even much time or b/w consumed.
FWIW, anyone NOT tracking ~d.commits, at least to scan subjects, could get the
(false, IMNSHO) impression that the project had stalled.
That impression has historically attracted trolls and 'noise' postings =
something DFLY has been remarkably free of lately.
The 'Subject:' line seems to do all we need, eg 'HEADS UP', 'ANNOUNCEMENT',
'..HAMMER..' or such....