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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] new site-svn mail list for website changes
Date Tue, 03 Apr 2007 04:49:24 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Our svn@ mailing list gets lots of traffic when we
> generate changes to the documentation.
> 
> The site is generated and the changes checked in to
> the forrest/site SVN.
> 
> This could be overwhelming for developers and perhaps they
> would be less inclined to subscribe to the svn@ list where
> they would otherwise get important change notifications.
> 
> Only a few ASF projects deal with this issue. Most have
> a separate mailing list. Some have "generate_diffs = none".
> 
> For us that is not a good option. As developers of
> documentation production tools we need to see the
> type of changes. Hopefully that helps us to improve our
> output and be efficient. For example you see the Windows/UNIX
> to and fro that is happening (FOR-954, FOR-915, etc.).
> Also we need to see any unexpected changes in the output
> which could point to a bug in forrest.
> 
> So we should ask for a new mailing list and we can direct
> only those forrest/site changes ... site-svn@
> 
> The changes for forrest/trunk/site-author would still
> go to our default svn@ list.
> 
> I will go ahead with this soon, unless i hear otherwise.

Okay this is now done. Committers who were already subscribed
to svn@ are now also subscribed to the new site-svn@ list.

Other people who want to subscribe please do so in
the normal way.

-David

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