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From Richard Monson-Haefel <Rich...@Monson-Haefel.com>
Subject Re: Is a mailing list the best option ?
Date Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:08:05 GMT
I had to move to Gname because I just don't have the time to wade through
hundreds of e-mails every day. Personally, I think its an excellent
alternative to the mailing list.  I recommend that people use it, since this
is such an active list and the project is so broad in scope.

On 8/17/03 8:31 AM, in article 3F3F9FDC.1060301@ThoughtWorks.net, "Paul
Hammant" <Paul@ThoughtWorks.net> wrote:

> Try Gmane if you do not like the Mail-list concept. It is very ususal
> for Apache projects to centre their activities on a mail-list. At least
> it has been for many years now.  This is VERY unlikey to change.
> 
> - Paul
> 
>> This is the first open source project that I have joined, but is there
>> a better mechanism compared to a mailing list? Just got back, and
>> check my mail box to find over 200 e-mails. End up having to read
>> replies, and not knowing what the actual questions were.
>>  
>>   Would it be better to have a forum like environment, whereby people
>> can track the topics being discussed, and contribute to the ones that
>> are closest to their hearts? At the very least we can view the
>> questions, and the replies.
>>  
>>   Also, maybe I need to catch up on my reading, but I seem to notice
>> coding going on, and people starting to patch the system up. Is there
>> any design documentation out? Use cases, sequence diagrams ? all that
>> object oriented design stuff? Would help alot for people to get a
>> holistic view of what is going on in the system
>> 



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