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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Re: DO NOT REPLY [PATCH QUEUE] Summary October 22 2002]
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2002 00:36:44 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:
> Hello Cocoon developers,
> I asked Nicola according the frequency of the patch queue mails (see 
> below). Is it really needed so often?
> Joerg
> From: Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
>  > Joerg Heinicke wrote:
>  >> Hello Nicola,
>  >>
>  >> isnt' this patch queue to often sent to the mailing list? Isn't once
>  >> a week or better every two weeks enough? Many people will only delete
>  >> this mail, especially because of the little changes between the
>  >> mails.
>  >
>  > It's important for some to know if their patch is being processed, and
>  > it has been decided to do it twice a week.
>  >
>  > But you may be right, just ask the dev list and see if they agree.
>  >
>  > Ciao.
>  >
>  > --
>  > Nicola Ken Barozzi

Once a week is best. If it is sent too often then
people will tend to ignore. If not often enough then
it will not have impact.

As to which day-of-week ... it needs to happen with
maximum impact on committers, at a time when they have
a chance to deal with such things.

I expect that Europeans have a deluge of mail to deal
with on a Monday morning, including Friday's mail from
America and the weekend from the whole world. So perhaps
early Tuesday morning Europe-time is best.

Vadim and Steven both said that weekend is best, but
did not give any reason for that choice.

It would be great if we had some statistics on Apache
email volumes ... one of the dreams of Forrest.


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