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From Ahmed Saad <myanywh...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Organizing the Mailing List
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 18:10:35 GMT
that would be great

On 5/17/05, Bryce Leo <likwidoxigen@gmail.com> wrote:
> As harmony is just getting started, there is a great deal of good
> suggestions, questions and offers for help. Ever since the Slashdot
> announcement I personally think that the number of people whom have
> joined and offered their services has clearly gone up and to promote
> organization I'm proposing a naming scheme for subject of emails. The
> Bulletin board style tags are just to promote reading ease.
> First lets look at what seem to be the larger topics of discussion.
> [BigCategories]
> JVM: The Java Virtual Machine, where to start, different available
> codebases and strategies.
> Compiler: Creating a javac like tool.
> Documentation: It's always easier to document as you go along and well
> documented code can save tons of time in tracking down bugs.
> Libraries: Which ones to choose or develop individually
> Tools: The associated java tools, applet viewer, jar, etc.
> Introduction: This would be used for if your'e introducing yourself,
> listing prior experience, etc.
> DevPriority: The overall discussion of which parts of harmony should
> be developed first.
> Target OS: Seems small but it doesn't belong as a part of any other so
> it gets its own.
> Licensing: Should really be a minor concern for now, once we pick up
> steam this issue will be logically sorted out. It's and
> inter-dependancy (i apologize if i used the word wrong), choosing a
> licence effects our code base choices and visa-versa
> Organization: How things should be organized.
> [/BigCategories]
> Below these would be sub-categories that would provide more insight
> into the larger topic.
> [SmallCategories]
> Suggestion: General suggestion(s) for a particular topic.
> Questions: Questions about a particular topic.
> DevPriority: Probably shouldn't be used yet, would be used for
> sub-development. i.e. What order things should be developed for the
> compiler.
> Organization: How things should be organized.
> [/SmallCategories]
> So say for example you wanted to send a brand new suggestion for the
> JVM the topic of the post would be "JVM--Suggestion" and if you wanted
> to ask a questions about a compiler it would be "Compiler--question"
> and so on like that.
> This should be friendly for both threaded and un-threaded mail
> clients. And under this system this mail would be
> "Organization--Organization" but for now that's irrelevant.
> I think this system would really help focus the group and allow people
> to easily tune in to what interests them and keep a tab on the general
> flow of the project, while right now things seem a bit "willy-nilly".
> What do you think?
> --
> ~Bryce Leo
> --Veritas Vos Liberabis--

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