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From "Chappell, Simon P" <Simon.Chapp...@landsend.com>
Subject RE: List of frequently found gotchas
Date Tue, 09 Mar 2004 13:52:49 GMT


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 7:23 AM
>To: user@ant.apache.org
>Subject: RE: List of frequently found gotchas
>
>
>> Could we follow the pattern of a number of the newsgroups and 
>> post a reference to the FAQ and manual and the website on a 
>> suitable time period? I follow comp.lang.objective-c, for 
>> example, and they post a link to their FAQ every week. This 
>> seems to be very useful for a number of reasons:
>> 
>> 1. A message with a couple of links in does not take up much space.
>> 2. It gives a very high signal to noise ratio.
>> 3. It will remind people of the wonderful resources that are 
>> available.
>> 4. We seem to have a good deal of new people joining the 
>> list, this gives them the information that they need without 
>> them having to ask for it (newcomers can be shy).
>> 
>> Perhaps something like this could be posted on a weekly or 
>> fortnightly (bi-weekly for the Americans on the list :-) 
>> basis as an experiment for a while.
>
>
>Sounds useful and can be done by cron-job on the cvs.apache.org. 
>Content can be part of the cvs-tree, e.g. (new)  
>/docs/mailinglist.reminder
>...

So who would set up such a thing?

>In addition to the urls (and according to other newsgroups) we 
>can send a
>kind of netiquette. 
>  "How to ask questions"
>  1. try "-verbose" mode and check the result
>  2. provide the important buildfile, log and stacktrace parts

Excellent. That would be very useful information to include also. I think that we have a workable
idea here.

>Jan

Simon

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