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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [all] Splitting the mailing list
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 00:38:25 GMT
+1 to this proposal. I'd also suggest starting the list with the full 
list of subscribers so nobody is immediately impacted.

- Brett


On 21/07/2006 10:15 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
> A while back Maven moved to having the commits and issues on different
> mailing lists and it seems to be going well.
> 
> So I'd like to suggest:
> 
> commons-commits@jakarta.apache.org  - reply-to to commons-dev
> commons-issues@jakarta.apache.org     - reply-to to commons-dev
> 
> I think the wiki notifications should stay on the dev list as they're
> relatively low in number and they don't require any kind of restricted
> authentication to get involved with. Any contributor can hop in and
> fix a spelling mistake.
> 
> The obvious worry is over new committers not subscribing to those
> lists. Firstly we can obviously make a point of mentioning that to new
> committers - but mostly I think the number of Re: svn commit and Re:
> [JIRA] emails that will appear will make them wonder what they're
> missing.
> 
> Another advantage of the above just happened on the Tomcat list. A
> mistake by a committer caused 2700 svn commits to be sent out (to
> nearly 1000 subscribers). The ASF mail server took a good many hours
> to recover - most of the day I think. So both those kind of errors,
> and the large JIRA reorgs we've been doing would be hitting less
> people.
> 
> One question:
> 
> Do we automatically subscribe everyone on dev@ and let them
> unsubscribe. Or start the lists empty.
> 
> Hen
> 
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