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From "Dion Gillard" <dion.gill...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: IRC Channel?
Date Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:40:00 GMT
You mean like this:

http://docs.codehaus.org/display/MAVEN/IRC+Log+Design+Discussion+26+May+2005


On 8/16/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>
> Jan Blok wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > What could be the problem of any real-time communication medium usage
> > between some community members as long as every one agrees code and
> > design decisions are made on the mailing list?
>
> Because the reality is that decisions are made on IRC, implicitly.  It's
> hard to engage in an argument that already happened, especially when the
> discussion was very conversational rather than formal :
>
> A: what do you think?
> B: Well, like you said before...
> A : about the contstructor
> B : no, the other thing
> A : related to using =?
> B : right that it..  it would be better if that was done as Jim
> suggested....
>
> versus the more formal statements people make in email
>
> "I'm beginning to agree that ensuring that re-serializing the Properties
> preserves the original delimiter ("=" in Jim's example) that was used in
> the original file."
>
> geir
>
>
> >
> > Regards Jan Blok
> >
> >
> >
> > Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >
> >> I think one way of looking at this is simply remembering that
> >> the ASF values community over code. Yes, IRC and other
> >> real-time communication methods means "quicker" code
> >> development, etc, but it places, IMO, an undue barrier
> >> to the development of the community.
> >>
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