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From Arun C Murthy <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: email lists: too many or not enough?
Date Wed, 12 Jan 2011 21:01:28 GMT
On Jan 12, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Nigel Daley wrote:

> Ya, if we keep general@ to it's intended purpose (and better  
> document/enforce the use of various lists) then there is no need for  
> a new list.  I'll make the edit's Owen suggested to the revamped  
> mailing_lists.html.
>
> I'm still confused, however, where release discussions should  
> happen.  general@ or common-dev@?  I guess I'll leave them on  
> general@ unless this is enough opposition to that.
>

+1 for general@. It seems to have the widest coverage.

Arun

> Nige
>
> On Jan 12, 2011, at 11:53 AM, Ian Holsman wrote:
>
>> to add some metrics to this discussion.
>>
>> we have ~3,500 unique email addresses subscribed to at least one  
>> hadoop mailing list.
>>
>>
>> subscribed to:
>> 1 list : 2431
>> 2 lists:  784
>> 3 lists:  238
>> 4 lists:  118
>> 5 lists:   56
>> 6 lists:   66
>> 7 lists:  102
>>
>> (I didn't look at the various 'issues or commits' mailing lists).
>>
>> So I'm not really sure adding another list will get more focused  
>> discussions, or further split up the community.
>>
>> On Jan 12, 2011, at 1:08 PM, Owen O'Malley wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Jan 12, 2011, at 9:47 AM, Nigel Daley wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 11, 2011, at 8:35 PM, Nigel Daley wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 11, 2011, at 9:38 AM, Owen O'Malley wrote:
>>>>>> We do try to move the questions off of general. It would be  
>>>>>> great if someone
>>>>>> updated the website with the intended usage of each of the lists.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ok, I'll work on a page.
>>>>
>>>> Done. See the revamped http://hadoop.apache.org/mailing_lists.html
>>>> Corrections welcome.  You must now click on general@ to see the  
>>>> subscription instructions (it's a new page).
>>>
>>> I'd suggest segregating the list into 4 tables based on audience:
>>>
>>> user questions:
>>> common-user
>>> hdfs-user
>>> mapreduce-user
>>> security - only for notifying the project of security  
>>> vulnerabilities
>>>
>>> project level announcements and discussions:
>>> general
>>>
>>> developer questions:
>>> common-dev
>>> hdfs-dev
>>> mapreduce-dev
>>>
>>> jira and subversion tracking for developers:
>>> common-issues
>>> common-commits
>>> hdfs-issues
>>> hdfs-commits
>>>
>>> mapreduce-issues
>>> mapreduce-commits
>>>
>>> -- Owen
>>
>


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