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From Stephen Connolly <>
Subject Re: Mailinglists - a tool from the 90s?
Date Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:42:07 GMT
On 19 January 2015 at 09:28, Konstantin Kolinko <>

> 2015-01-19 11:31 GMT+03:00 Stephen Connolly <
> > On Monday, January 19, 2015, Benedikt Ritter <> wrote:
> >
> > I am not against additional views, just let me keep it all in my mail
> > client *if I choose to prefer a mail client for interaction*
> >
> > It would be great if I had an easier way to interact with other TLPs
> > without subscribing,
> AFAIK, it has recently become possible,
That's not what I mean.

Perhaps I will give a better example.

I occasionally have a need to interact with the subversion project
(increasingly rare, but it happens). If I am not subscribed to the mailing
list I may not see all replies. If I am not subscribed then my mail search
is constrained, I have to jump about across markmail, and the really crappy
apache mail archives UI... perhaps trying to search nabble or via google...
when actually the issue I am seeing is one that others have seen and just
isn't indexed by the search engines.

So I am subscribed to the subversion mailing list. Not because I pay
attention to the project... but because I have an occasional need to dip in
and out.

What I would like is a web based newsgroup reader for subversion that
allows me to flag specific topics (and auto flags topics i respond to) and
then redirects those to my email client so that I can dip in when I want
and get pushed the responses.

All the web based tooling such as forums tends to do one of two things:

1. Require me to pull updates
2. Push notifications but require me to return to reply.

Now Github has gotten this right for commits, pull requests and issues...
but a lot of the *community* stuff is not just commits pull requests and

But at least Github lets me be pushed notifications *that I can reply by
email to*. And if I comment on something then Github will auto-subscribe me
to that specific (pull request, commit, or issue)

I want that flexibility for the community stuff too.

> > but mail is good enough for me... Not my itch to
> > scratch
> >
> Best regards,
> Konstantin Kolinko

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