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From Max Rydahl Andersen <>
Subject Re: Add version checking from client to API
Date Mon, 01 Nov 2010 07:21:03 GMT

> On Tue, 2010-10-26 at 15:50 +0200, Max Rydahl Andersen wrote:
>> May I ask why all these patches and improvements dont just go to jira
>> so one can actually find them again ?
> Mostly because people like me are used to a mailing-list centric
> workflow, and we worked that way before entering the incubator. The
> workflow is actually widely used (actually, all the OSS projects I've
> even mildly participated in in the last few years work like this)
> The main downside to the workflow, that patches might get dropped on the
> floor, is mitigated by the fact that the patch author should have an
> interest in seeing their work committed (and therefore poke ppl when
> acking/committing a patch takes too long)
> I am also open to experiment with the newly set-up ASF reviewboard[1],
> though I don't feel we really need it, given the fairly low volume of
> traffic on this list.

well, there is enough volume of patches going to this list making it almost
impossible to follow what is being done/planned/talked about - especially
when subject lines aren't edited.
>> And the list is used for out-of-bound discussions ?
> What do you mean by that ?

bad wording, what I mean is for me a dev mailing list is to discuss things
that aren't specific to a single jira/patch but about some design or issues.


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