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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Organizing the Mailing List
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 15:55:21 GMT
We tend to do this naturally - we put something in the subject line  
to distinguish.  Maybe we'll come up w/ some patterns.

One thing to consider is when we get going with things, to split off  
an architecture list if the volume gets too much.  But for now, it's  
light enough to keep it all here.  Comments?


On May 16, 2005, at 6:48 PM, Bryce Leo 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--

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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